Can we assess the future of mobility from the maturation of the PC market?

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When you think about it, mobile computing has been around for a while now - if you need a refresh refer to The History of Mobile Computing. Many organisations are already on, or are currently moving onto their next generation platform and applications. Of course enterprise mobility will not follow exactly the same path as other technology advances.

An interesting example is the introduction of personal computers; there are...

By Adam Sivell, 09 February 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

MobileIron’s Content Security Services aims to secure personal cloud, re-evaluate shadow IT

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Enterprise mobility management (EMM) provider MobileIron has launched Content Security Services (CSS), the latest play in aiming to ‘secure the personal cloud’.

The focus with this release is clearly on protecting businesses from end users’ personal app choices, not just avoiding the issue of shadow IT, but turning it into a potential positive for the CIO. The CSS product utilises part of MobileIron’s patent portfolio – a “secure virtual file...

By James Bourne, 04 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MAM.

The key steps to implementing a successful BYOD program in 2015

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Bring your own device is a maturing trend for enterprise mobility. What started as one of the original “consumerisation of IT” initiatives has now become an accepted practice in many IT departments. A 2014 AirWatch survey found that 50 percent of organisations now offer a BYOD program, so for the other half of organisations that have yet to implement BYOD, 2015 is the year to bring your mobility initiatives up to...

By Blake Brannon, 23 January 2015, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

How I learned to stop worrying and love shadow IT

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Shadow IT – employees individually or collectively relying on unmanaged devices, sourcing their own mobile apps and cloud services, and creating their own technology workflows – has become a major source of concern for many IT...

By MobileIron, 20 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Enterprises are getting there slowly with DevOps, but more work has to be done

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Enterprises are gaining a keener understanding of DevOps practices, according to a study from Rackspace – but there’s still plenty of work to do in order to maximise benefits.

The survey reveals how UK enterprises are challenging the view they’re glacial-moving behemoths, with almost two thirds (63%) of respondents saying they’re familiar with the concept of DevOps, combining development tools to increase operations productivity through collaboration and...

By James Bourne, 19 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility.

Christy Wyatt: 2014 will go down as the year of the cyber attack...but it’s only just begun

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For Christy Wyatt, CEO and president of enterprise mobility management provider Good Technology, 2014 was both a success and a challenge. From the company’s standpoint, the release of products such as Good Work, and the continued push to Good Dynamics, increased momentum, alongside the acquisitions of BoxTone, Fixmo and Macheen.

Yet from a mobile security perspective, 2014 saw unprecedented threats, from Masque to NotCompatible.C. Mike Raggo, security evangelist at MobileIron, noted...

By James Bourne, 16 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility, Malware, Security.

Apps, Wi-Fi and attacks: Exec reveals mobile security thoughts for 2015

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Mobile security – or rather, the lack of it – continues to remain the primary hindrance for enterprises mobilising their workforces. Mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers offer options to stop threats, but the fear is still alive: latest research shows 95% of IT professionals face challenges with the security of BYOD.

Then there are the threats themselves.

By James Bourne, 08 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Employee Education, Security.

Christmas time, the ICO and data crime: How to stay safe

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By Stephen Midgley, VP Global Marketing, Absolute Software

Over the past year the number of data breaches reported by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) totalled over 1,700. While most people may expect hacking to be a major player in this figure, the majority of breaches are actually due to internal errors, such as data sent to the wrong email recipient or people losing an unencrypted device.

Christmas is a period when this type of...

By Absolute Software, 23 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Data Loss, Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

What do mobile employees want from their employers to make them better in 2015?

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It’s getting towards the end of the year, so naturally employers start thinking about what 2015 holds for their business. But it’s a two way street.

In the latest survey results by software provider Premiere Global Services (PGi), US employees want tablets, project management tools and productivity apps to aid their jobs in the coming year.

Not surprisingly, workers’ top goal in the new Year is to earn a raise or a promotion, cited by 22.6% of respondents....

By James Bourne, 05 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Work more than three hours a day on a mobile device? We’re all part of the mobile workforce

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Almost nine in 10 survey respondents in a study conducted by cloud workflow provider ManyWho said their employees regularly spend more than three hours a day working from a mobile device.

The research, which was conducted at the Apps World Europe event last month and targeted C-level executives, aimed to measure how the approach to business process is evolving among senior management and developers.

The results found 91% who said that being able to use apps to run their...

By James Bourne, 03 December 2014, 1 comment. Categories: CIO, Employee Education, Enterprise Mobility.