Why it’s vital to update your passwords for employee offboarding

Here’s a worrying statistic taken from an Intermedia report: nine out of 10 employees who leave companies still retain password for corporate applications, ranging from Facebook to Salesforce and PayPal.

It’s part of the circle of life. Plenty of stories like this hit the Enterprise AppsTech news desk (well, inbox), they duly get reported on, but seemingly nothing happens, as security firms continue to commission scaremongering surveys, the results of which get emailed to hard-working industry...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Employee Education, Employees, Opinion, Security.

Finding BYOD an IT manager can get behind

Mel Leith of Cognisec, a single sign-on IT solutions provider, recently wrote an article that we felt compelled to comment on. The article—“Hassle Free BYOD”—covers a BYOD solution that’s more forward-thinking than many solutions you may be familiar with.

Rather than focus on the devices themselves—how many employees actually want to let their IT managers install security measures on their personal devices?—Leith advocates for a BYOD...

By App47, 04 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Opinion.

Despite the latest mobile offerings, the traditional office cannot die out just yet

There’s a clear change among the workforce of today. From the introduction of flexible working hours to products which enable employees to do their jobs on their smartphones, the traditional office is becoming less and less relevant.

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, boasted during the Salesforce1 World Tour that he could run his entire business on his phone, from the basics such as calendar integration and sending emails to printing attachments and gathering signatures.

Other vendors are joining the dots together.

By James Bourne, 22 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Opinion.

Opinion: Apple and IBM power up with partnership

By Ben Reed, head of technology, Mubaloo

Recently, whenever Apple makes an announcement that appears to be out of step with its past, pundits cry “Steve is spinning in his grave.” With IBM and Apple announcing a new partnership, focused on bringing powerful tools to businesses, this sort of reaction was to be expected. Yes, during the 80s Apple and IBM were competitors but 30 years later, these are two very different...

By Mubaloo, 16 July 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Opinion.

Why the new IoT world demands a new Web

We are now in what many call the next great 10 year technology cycle, a cycle that will take what it has learned from previous cycles and apply it to new ideas and innovations. In order for this to happen businesses must start readying themselves for the much vaunted Internet of Things (IoT), unshackling themselves from the current confines and limitations of the Web.

Time for facelift

Now just turned 25 years of age, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the current...

By Jonas Jacobi, 10 June 2014, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Opinion.

Opinion: Windows 8(.1) is the Enterprise OS

Research from IDC in February revealed that 35% of devices in-use by UK businesses runs Android, whilst 32% use Apple’s competing iOS platform. The results make it clear that businesses and their employees are indecisive about which platform they should use for their day-to-day operations.

Mobile, in particular, is a big opportunity which Microsoft has prepared for through utilising the company’s vast experience in the enterprise to know what businesses required. The company tweaked and bolstered...

By Ryan Daws, 05 June 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Development, Microsoft, Opinion.

Spring clean your network: 10 key priorities

By Adrian Thirkill, UK MD, Easynet Global Services

“Spring brings a boost of energy which we often put to cleaning, but new research shows we can use this energy to improve other areas of our lives too” says Queen of Clean Aggie Mackenzie, of Kim and Aggie fame. She recommends we use this lighter, brighter time of year to chase away the dust and get rid of whatever we don’t use.

Her wise words are apt when it comes to our corporate networks....

By Easynet G.S., 15 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Opinion.

Opinion: Bury XP - or bury your data

Upgrading Windows XP to either Windows 7 or Windows 8 is critical both from a cost perspective and security point of view.

It's easy to measure the amount of money you’ll spend trying to get an aged Windows XP system to work when things go wrong. But it’s hard to put a price on your data. A data compromise due to a new virus can have immeasurable costs to the business that may last for years. 

Here are my top tips in migrating whilst you still can:

1. If you’re...

By Paul Martini, 07 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Microsoft, Opinion.

Why mobile-first companies leave the door open for the competition

Let’s face it, there are apps these days that are always in the news… for good or for bad. You know some of the ones I’m talking about – Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram, Angry Birds, Shazam, and the list goes on.

So why are these apps always in the news? Because the businesses that created them are app-centric…meaning the apps are the business.

These businesses were born in the mobile-era, so they revolve around their mobile apps and invest heavily in them. While these apps may be wildly...

By Mike Brown, 18 February 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Opinion.