It’s time to modernise authentication methods – or suffer the consequences

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“Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us” – Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

The way digital enterprises connect with their customers is changing.

Consumers are demanding more trusted and personalised experiences in exchange for their personally-identifiable information (PII), while businesses are struggling to protect user privacy in light of growing global security and privacy concerns.

Traditional authentication solutions and methods were simply...

By Richard Lack, 14 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Identity, Security.

The MDM privacy dilemma: How millennial habits are reshaping BYOD policies

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Millennials are a generation whose expectations of workplace communication and productivity set them apart from – and often come in direct conflict with – previous generations. Deeply reliant on the latest smartphones and tablets, millennials have been integral in driving bring your own device (BYOD) programs that allow access to corporate data from personal devices. But while the BYOD phenomenon has accelerated productivity and led to greater overall employee...

By Rich Campagna, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Research warns of yet more lax employee mobile security practices

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One in five employees share their work email passwords, while 12% share passwords to other work applications, according to new research data released by identity and access management provider OneLogin.

The study, conducted by Arlington Research of more than 1,000 US-based respondents in May this year, also found one in five workers do not bother with additional security software on their devices, beyond what ships with the operating system, while employees admit to letting their...

By James Bourne, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Privacy, Research, Security.

A balancing act: How BYOD can support staff retention

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BYOD is more than a cost-saving exercise for enterprises. It’s also one of the secrets to building a working environment that fits the modern employee’s needs. CIOs have the opportunity to be at the heart of this process and play a crucial role in employee enfranchisement and productivity improvements – but only if they appreciate the fine lines that must be trodden.

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, actively seek employers with workplace values that are...

By Dave Schuette, 04 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

GamEffective raises $7m to rethink enterprise gamification

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Israeli enterprise gamification software provider GamEffective has successfully closed a $7 million (£5.2m) funding round, aiming to use the capital to develop its sales, marketing, and research efforts.

The company, based in North Carolina and Ra’anana, Israel, provides software for mobile, desktop, and TV which integrates with traditional enterprise applications and focuses on “basic human motivations...

By James Bourne, 30 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Gamification.

Euro 2016, the Olympics and the enterprise: Employee and network strategies

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For sports fans, the upcoming promise of summer is doubly sweet: all of the biggest events happen at this time of year, and this summer we can look forward to two of the best, the European Football Championships and the Rio Olympics.  Other treats include the Sri Lankan and Pakistan cricket tours; the Wimbledon tennis championships; three of the four golf majors; and summer rugby tours for all of the home nations.

These days, the only thing limiting the amount of sport we can...

By Jack Bedell-Pearce, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Analysing the chief digital officer and the rise of the digital enterprise

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IT departments need to move beyond keeping the digital lights on and move swiftly toward building the digital enterprise their organisation needs to innovate and succeed.

The demand for business apps is increasing, outstripping the IT department’s ability to deliver them. Many of us are familiar with the stories of lengthy app backlogs and IT project deadline  ̶  and cost  ̶  overruns. These are among the reasons why so many enterprise workers and...

By Quinton Wall, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, CIO, Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Why the corporate network is sagging under employee device and working demands

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To misquote a famous ABBA song – if I tell a story about millennial employees, you’ve probably heard it before. Yet this is a little different. A new piece of research conducted by InfoVista and BT has found that, while millennials continue to be unsatisfied with their employers struggling with mobility, the companies are recognising key trends and acting on them.

The study, titled ‘Meeting the Network Demands of Changing Generations’, argued companies are taking...

By James Bourne, 03 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Productivity.

Why millennial workforce trends are only going to get stronger with the next generation

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For employers fretting over their mobility strategy, the trends associated with the millennial workforce are only going to be exacerbated with the next generation.

That’s the key finding from a report issued by business communications provider Fuze, which surveyed 5,000 workers and 2,500 teenagers across Europe. Call them generation Z, or centennials, or anything else – each moniker sounding equally unappetising – the trends are clear. Only 2% of teenagers use...

By James Bourne, 25 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Welcome to Workforce 3.0: The changing landscape of employee learning and development

The biggest problem facing the workforce is not a lack of people – but a shortage of skills. With 51% of employees not engaged at work according to new research – and 17.5% being actively disengaged – as well as a plethora of workplace areas and devices, employee learning and development has never been more critical.

This whitepaper from Brightspace examines key best practices for employee learning, motivation, and engagement.

By James Bourne, 28 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees.