MobileIron offering increased Android support, tries to snag BlackBerry user base

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider MobileIron has announced increased MDM support for Android, claiming the “rapid” decline of BlackBerry has forced the company’s hand.

The solution incorporates AppConnect, which containerises enterprise apps across all Droid devices, and introduces secure email through a partnership with Divide.

The EMM provider also promises secure content, collaboration and browsing through the revamped Android support tool, as well as support for...

By James Bourne, 06 November 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

With Android malware increasingly sophisticated, how long before iOS falls?

Trend Micro’s latest summation of the mobile security landscape has revealed some pretty sorry findings in the Android space, although it’s not in the least bit unexpected if you’re a ‘fandroid’.

The cynical view, of course, is to dismiss this with the view of ‘yes, Android malware exists and causes vulnerabilities, move along, nothing to see here.’

And for the most part, you’d be right. But here’s a second opinion: malicious Droid hacking has only so far...

By James Bourne, 20 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile, Security.

Surveys shed light on the good and bad of Australian mobility

A series of research reports have recently been unleashed onto the market detailing the state of enterprise mobility in Australia.

The highlights of the research findings are as follows:

  • Apple rules the roost in the Australian enterprise – but it might not be for much longer
  • The Australian MDM market is forecast to grow at a comprehensive rate year on year between now and 2020
  • Yet a majority of Australian employees work remotely without BYOD provisions in place

First of all, the good. According to Frost & Sullivan, the Australian mobile device...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM, Mobile.

Roambi advances its mobile BI portfolio

Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information Management

Roambi recently made some major announcements about its mobile business intelligence (BI) portfolio. The company added a cloud-based version of its product and announced a new North American partner program. The company has already seen a lot of success as one of the early innovators in the mobile BI space, and its intuitive solution offers some strong opportunities, especially in the business-to-consumer (B2C) market. However, the company plays in an increasingly...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 30 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile.

Android MasterKey and a secure, simple BYOD future

As we discover more security loopholes in Android, it is becoming increasingly clear that we need to protect our mobile devices every bit as carefully as we already do our PCs. Infact, the extreme mobility of our new tools means they are even more vulnerable than any machine was in the old world, since they hardly spend any time sitting secure behind an enterprise firewall.

Fortunately, new tools that have stepped up to the challenge show us that the future lies in simple, security-first...

By David Akka, 24 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

If MDM is Superman, MAM is Batman. (You decide who’s cooler.)

Rob Patey wrote a blog post earlier this week equating Mobile Device Management with the Man of Steel himself. He conjures up cool imagery, with mobility playing something of an IT nemesis — but a noble nemesis that will ultimately benefit users.  As he says:

Users aren’t trying to overthrow ITs sovereignty as part of some nefarious scheme, they are merely trying to get more work done...

By App47, 27 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM.

Is your favourite app in the top 10 blacklisted enterprise apps?

Fiberlink, the enterprise mobility provider responsible for the MaaS360 software, has come up with research from millions of devices under its remit as to the least popular apps for enterprises – and cloud storage provider Dropbox was the number one banned app for both iOS and Android devices.

As reported by ZDNet, Dropbox was a presence across the board for blacklisted apps, but curiously also appeared in the top 10 iOS whitelisted apps. That’s not the case for Facebook, Netflix, SugarSync and...

By James Bourne, 10 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Apple the clear enterprise OS leader, despite Android consumer dominance

Consumer operating system and smartphone habits are not being aped in the enterprise, according to the latest report from MDM providers Good Technology.

The report, a quarterly Mobility Index for Q1 2013, revealed that iOS is still the main OS player in the enterprise, despite the stranglehold Android has on the consumer market.

Yet the gap could be closing. Even though iOS is responsible for three quarters of total device activations, according to the report, Android’s share of total device activations...

By James Bourne, 06 June 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM, Research, Tablet.

Pirates, prepare to be boarded by US entertainment malware

In the constant battle between illegal file sharers (pirates) and the entertainment industry supplying the protected digital materials, the pirates have been staying one step ahead – although the industry may soon have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal.



New regulations being pushed by the “Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property” could mean the industry could lawfully distribute malware to illegal file sharers.

The report is

By Ryan Daws, 28 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise App Stores, iOS, Marketing, Microsoft, Monetisation, Security.

Enterprise app deployment a struggle, says new research

One in three mobile development teams is either ‘middling’, ‘sluggish’ or ‘outpaced’, according to a survey from Micro Focus, undertaken by independent survey specialists Vanson Bourne.

The research results, taken from almost 600 CIOs, question the speed of enterprise app development and deployment, and whether mobile teams can keep up the pace.

In terms of speed, the survey respondents predict a 50% increase in enterprise mobile apps, with on average approximately a third...

By James Bourne, 14 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.