Employees don’t trust employers with personal data, report finds

There is a huge gap between the employee and the IT department in terms of BYOD expectations, according to a new report.

The study of over 3000 employees globally from Aruba Networks revealed that, for at least one in three organisations globally, the IT department has no provisions in place to secure corporate files and applications.

51% of Americans, 35% of those in the Middle East and 34% of Europeans noted this, with two in three Americans (66%) worried about losing personal data as a result.

When asked...

By James Bourne, 10 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Once more unto the data security breach

By Adrian Thirkill, UK MD, Easynet Global Services

Too many businesses are sharing a masochistic approach to corporate data security.

A security breach occurs which completely bypasses any incident management plan, and companies kick themselves. The worse the impact of the breach, the harder the kick.

CTOs may well have put a framework in place, but invariably it isn’t shared with staff and was put together in the days before we began producing 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. The landscape...

By Easynet G.S., 04 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Antenna Software CMO Jim Somers: Mobility a “tsunami” for businesses

Enterprise AppsTech had an extensive briefing with Antenna Software chief marketing and strategy officer Jim Somers on the prevalence of bring your own app, who wears the trousers in making big IT infrastructure decisions, and the rise and rise of the enterprise app store

The role of IT in enterprise mobility rollout is changing significantly. With the rise of BYOD, BYOA and enterprise applications, IT departments now have to say ‘yes’ to technologies they’d have given the thumbs down to...

By James Bourne, 02 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Amtel CEO PJ Gupta: Geofencing key for BYOD in education

In the latest of a series on BYOD for education, Enterprise AppsTech talks to PJ Gupta, the CEO of device management and telecom expense management Amtel, on the cloud, keeping networks safe and geofencing

Plenty of column inches of late have been dedicated to incorporating bring your own device into the education sector. The benefits, on first glance, appear insurmountable; more interactive learning, more productive students, fewer bulky textbooks to carry around.

It represents a huge change in mentality for the school...

By James Bourne, 19 June 2013, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

CIOs losing influence in key IT purchasing decisions

Maxine Holt, Practice Leader, Enterprise SolutionsWhile the CIO is still the biggest influencer in making key IT purchasing decisions, other stakeholders are now playing an increasingly important role.

This particularly the case in larger enterprises (5,000 or more employees) because all too frequently, discussions with IT take place at the solution architecture level, rather than at a functional business or visionary level.

These new influencers: CEOs, CFOs, and chief operating officers (COOs), take a...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 19 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility.

Are you getting the full value of BYOD?

For US companies, utilising BYOD properly can generate an average annual value of up to $3150 per mobile user, according to a report from Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG).

The global figures aren’t to be sniffed at either, with the increase in value on average hitting $1650 per mobile user.

Cisco’s report, released last month and subtitled ‘A Model of BYOD’s Benefits to Global Companies’, assesses various angles of BYOD – and the numbers, as...

By James Bourne, 05 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Chasing clouds: Sizeable growth requires business and customer alignment

Considering the frequency that clouds are mentioned by business customers, providers, analysts and press, you would think that cloud computing is a huge new opportunity that has already taken over the lion’s share of information and communications technology (ICT) industry provider revenues and customer spending.   The reality for most IT software, hardware and service providers, other than cloud natives such as Amazon, Google and Salesforce, is that cloud products and services still contribute a tiny...

By Strategy Analytics, 04 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility.

Analysing the rise and risks of BYOD [infographic]

The acronym ‘BYOD’ has in no small part fuelled the enterprise-related media scene on its own for the past 18 months; and its disruptive potential is tangible.

Yet it shares similarities with another hugely hyped technology, cloud computing. Both have moved beyond the embryonic stage – as CloudTech has reported, many cloud computing reports of late have emphasised how the technology is maturing...

By James Bourne, 28 May 2013, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Infographic.