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.

Gartner’s 2016 EMM Magic Quadrant: VMware edging ahead – but it’s not the whole story

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Updated 22 June Yes, it’s that time of year again. While perhaps not as glamorous as awards season, analyst report season is always important for the software and hardware companies at the heart of the enterprise mobility management (EMM) movement. And, all things considered, it’s increasingly looking like a pattern is emerging.

In both the IDC rankings, released...

By James Bourne, 20 June 2016, 1 comment. Categories: CIO, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

IDC enterprise mobility analysis: IoT key for post-end user computing future

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A new report released by analyst house IDC argues the enterprise mobility management (EMM) market remains healthy despite slightly slowed recent growth, with AirWatch VMware at the top of the pile.

The report, released earlier this month, examines how the consolidation of vendors ‘changes the landscape’ of EMM. Naturally, this refers principally to

By James Bourne, 07 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Research.

How digital transformation creates a “fundamental shift” in CIO role

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CEOs across the globe now view business technology as a key component of their growth strategies. That’s why the role of today’s chief information officer has become increasingly challenging. Mounting pressure to innovate has left many CIOs flat-footed - essentially playing catch­-up trying to integrate new technologies, rather than driving them.

A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) study examined CIO and line of business (LOB) executive perceptions of IT...

By David H Deans, 15 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Development, Research.

Why businesses remain ill equipped for digital transformation and automation

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For most sectors today digital has to be a central part of their strategy, and yet many organisations are still facing huge challenges in meeting their digital transformation needs, according to a new survey.

Research by app platform provider KnowledgeKube showed that of the 100 European-wide private and public sector IT leaders interviewed for the study 70% wanted to go digital and automate processes within their organisation, however only 30% were confident their company would rapidly...

By Liz Morrell, 02 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Research.

Synchronoss partners with PwC for enterprise mobility expansion

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Enterprise cloud software provider Synchronoss has announced a partnership with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to deliver secure mobility solutions, as well as providing insight and research to future industry verticals.

The move will see the work done under the partnership fall under the Synchronoss Enterprise Business Unit (EBU), which will aim to deliver solutions across financial services, life sciences, and healthcare as the company expands into value-added mobility services. The...

By James Bourne, 11 February 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Forrester names IBM as frontrunner in EMM for Q4/2015

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IBM provides a wide-ranging portfolio of mobile security and management offerings to facilitate secure access, visibility and control, and protection against threats. These products can function on corporate-owned devices and employee-owned BYOD devices.

As a result, The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q4 2015, rates IBM as the frontrunner in enterprise mobile...

By Enterprise CIO, 15 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

How traditional enterprise apps are being ousted by disruptive competition

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A report released by identity and mobility management provider Okta reveals changing elements in how companies approach enterprise apps, showing how size no longer matters for cloud deployments and how many traditionally popular enterprise apps are being pushed aside.

The study, which analysed anonymised findings from Okta’s data set of 4000 applications, found that while the likes of Salesforce for CRM, Amazon Web Services for infrastructure and Box for content storage continued...

By James Bourne, 21 August 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Productivity, Research.

Why asking employees to use free Wi-Fi on the road is an expensive thing to do

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A new study from Rethink Technology Research, sponsored by connectivity specialists iPass, has found North American and European business travellers wasted at least £855 million in connectivity charges while travelling in 2014.

Of that £855m, almost one third (£275m) of that number came from trips within Europe, while £243m came from Europeans travelling outside of Europe, and £337m from North Americans travelling internationally.

“Our findings are...

By James Bourne, 09 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Authentication, Collaboration, Productivity, Research, Security.