The employee strikes back: Workforce steadily refuses BYOD while MAM is ‘DOA’

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A new report from Bitglass has revealed that more than half (57%) of end users polled do not participate in a company BYOD program because they do not want employers’ IT departments to have visibility into their data and applications.

The paper, entitled ‘BYOD Security 2015: Rise of the Employees’, conducted two surveys on BYOD adoption and challenges with 2000 regular employees and 227 IT security professionals quizzed. Bitglass argues that while BYOD has room to...

By James Bourne, 22 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy.

IBM and Box partnership bears first fruit, aims to safeguard BYO cloud apps

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IBM has announced Cloud Security Enforcer, which enables companies to gain visibility into third party cloud apps and control them securely.

The inspiration for the latest product release from Big Blue emanates from the continued rise of shadow IT, according to a recent study by IBM. One in three employees – a number which increases to one in two for the millennial workforce – uploads and shares company data to third party apps, usually without the knowledge or consent of...

By James Bourne, 18 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Lookout warns of “extremely prevalent” shadow BYOD use in federal government

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A study of more than 1000 US federal employees from mobile security provider Lookout has found more than 40% ignore policies prohibiting mobile device usage.

The survey’s findings, naturally, bear parallels to the revelation regarding Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email to perform state duties – a point which Lookout dutifully notes. Yet the Democratic presidential candidate is far from alone. A quarter (24%) of those polled admitted sending work documents to...

By James Bourne, 08 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Why the next generation workforce demands a mobile-first workplace

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If you do not have a strategy in place to cater for tomorrow’s workforce, then it should be rushing up the priority list immediately.

The working mentality is shifting, with the traditional office setting increasingly moving towards obsolescence – and a new study from Domo and CEO.com argues the next generation of employees expect a mobile-first workplace from their employers.

The research went straight from the horse’s mouth, polling more than 2000 college...

By James Bourne, 03 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Millennial workforce increasingly frustrated by company-issued collaboration tools

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More and more workers understand the benefits of collaboration tools in the enterprise – but continue to be thwarted by the tools at their disposal.

That’s the key finding from survey data released by Alfresco Software, which notes a distinct generational gap in terms of how employees like to get their work done. Nowhere is this better encapsulated than in terms of company-issued collaboration tools; 71% of millennials face challenges with the software, compared to 45% of the...

By James Bourne, 26 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Canada privacy commissioner issues BYOD warning for businesses

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Updated The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, alongside the equivalents for the states of British Columbia and Alberta, have issued a document offering guidance for companies looking to implement BYOD programs.

Citing “an increased blurring of the lines between professional and personal lives” and “employee concerns that privacy is at risk”, the 16 page missive goes through the various stages of rollout, from getting senior management onside, to privacy...

By James Bourne, 25 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, COPE, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Two in three UK businesses admit suffering a data breach

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Two thirds of UK businesses have lost company data, while one in three IT decision makers said their company had lost important data more than three times.

That’s the key finding from global information management provider Crown Records Management, which argues – as regular readers of Enterprise AppsTech will be more than aware – lax practice from employees contribute to the data disasters.

According to the survey, which polled more than 400 IT executives in companies with more than 200 employees,...

By James Bourne, 20 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Employee Education, Employees, Security.

Only 10% of enterprises claim to have a “smooth” BYOD programme

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A new study from AIIM reveals how organisations are struggling when it comes to mobile enterprise content management (ECM) deployment.

Four in 10 of the 282 respondents admitted they had zero mobile access to content, while only 10% of enterprises had a “smooth” BYOD programme. 20% said their BYOD implementation was “working okay but with some issues.”

While there are evidently teething troubles with content management on mobile, those who have implemented ECM...

By James Bourne, 18 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Five key features for your enterprise identity and access management solution

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When it comes to safeguarding sensitive business information, passwords are often a company’s primary line of defence. But as employees need to remember a growing number of different login credentials, these defences become prone to human error and consequently vulnerable to attacks.

A recent study conducted by Intermedia last year found that the average employee relies on 13 different web applications at work, each requiring a different password. 89% of...

By Richard Walters, 17 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Identity, Security.

The four steps to a successful mobile migration

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Congratulations! You’ve selected an enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider and are ready to transform your business with mobility. The first part complete: you’ve made the mobility case to your executives, evaluated deployment options based on your organisation and selected your trusted mobility vendors. Now it’s time to get the secured, equipped devices in the hands of your employees and start transforming your business processes through mobile.

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By Brendan Lowe, 13 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.