Antenna updates enterprise app platform AMPchroma

Mobility solutions provider Antenna Software has updated its AMPchroma platform giving more freedom in the creation of enterprise apps.

AMPchroma, a mobility platform designed for enterprises to run and manage mobile apps, now features a more flexible client allowing developers to deploy apps built with third party tools into the Antenna platform.

The client also allows apps build in standards-based languages such as JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS, as well as native...

By James Bourne, 13 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.

How can enterprises control access to employee app data?

Research from SailPoint has revealed that the majority of companies don’t block app usage at work, and two in three companies are “very concerned” about corporate information security breaches.

It’s a story which has been frequently told; companies are reluctant to hit the BYOD trend because of corporate security threats.

And the research, covering 400 IT and business leaders in the UK and USA, seems to back up these claims. When asked about their company’s identity and access...

By James Bourne, 12 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Why isn’t there more enterprise mobile app management?

Consider the thousands of mobile apps now available to the enterprise. It’s starting to look like the early days of the consumer space in terms of offerings. And it’s no revelation that these enterprise mobile apps are driving once-unthinkable levels of mobile productivity and performance. They are becoming essential to more and more businesses; they are even providing the means by which new businesses can thrive.

Which is why I’m stunned that only a few of these enterprise mobile apps are...

By App47, 30 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise App Stores, MDM, Security.

Enterprise mobility fears keeping CIOs awake at night

The topic of mobility and mobile is everywhere these days, not just in our homes but in our offices and boardrooms too. Some great statistics, recently released by [x]cube labs, suggest that as many as 73% of the global enterprise workforce are mobile workers. This may sound a little high even fantastical but they split the workers into groupings of users which included “wannabes” or those who are not actually mobile but want the technology that goes...

By David Akka, 29 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Mobile, Security.

DSD in Australia offers advice for CIOs thinking of BYOD

The Australian Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has released a document advising senior managers how to best implement a BYOD policy.

Given the DSD has a mission statement of “reveal their secrets, protect our own”, it’s hardly surprising that the note errs on the side of caution when considering personal devices in the workplace.

“Importantly, there will always be residual risk in a BYOD scenario”, the document warns.

So what are the big takeaways from the DSD’s release?...

By James Bourne, 26 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

How apps change the way the military operates in the field

What role can apps play in defence strategy? Kevin Deal, Vice President, Aerospace & Defence, IFS North America, examines how mobile technology is being used in defence – and its potential for the future.

It is difficult to believe that the idea of a hand-held mobile phone was an alien concept only a few short decades ago.

From brick-sized analogue devices to wafer thin smartphones with processing capabilities comparable to those of laptops, new technology is constantly pushing the...

By Kevin Deal, 22 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.

Don't look below for the application threats to your network

Graduates, first jobbers and those in the early stages of their career are often the first to find the finger pointed at them from on high when threats are identified on the corporate network.

As the face of ‘Generation Y’, they’re seen as the digital natives who disregard the potential for threats, damage and data leakage, and the IT department keeps a watchful eye on their behaviour.

However, research from Easynet has unearthed startling figures that show the IT Director need not be...

By Justin Fielder, 21 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Security.

Webroot: Mobile workplace threats are "real and costly"

According to research from Webroot, more than four in five security executives think that mobile devices make for a “high security risk within the corporate environment”.

The research, which spoke to over 700 mobile and endpoint security execs in the USA, UK and Australia, attempted to examine the challenges IT was facing with the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace.

The key highlights of the report include:

  • 52% of respondents didn’t have mobile security currently implemented
  • Three out of five companies need increased IT...

By James Bourne, 15 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Mobile, Security.

Nucleus predicts BYOD to be a thing of the past by 2013

According to a research note from Nucleus, the concept of BYOD could be dead in the water by the end of 2013 as enterprise finance execs try to balance the books.

The full note reads: “The hype behind BYOD is that it is cheaper and drives more productivity than traditional corporate-procured mobility.

“However, the reality is that the support costs, compliance risks, and usage reimbursement typically lead to a higher total cost of ownership with no discernable return on investment or productivity...

By James Bourne, 14 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Dealing with the disaster of a lost BYOD device

What should the reaction be if an employee loses a device? Enterprise AppsTech spoke to Fiberlink's Jonathan Dale to find out.

It’s the sort of thing which could make a CEO wake up at night in a cold sweat: an employee’s device which has been lost and is full of sensitive company information could be picked up by anybody.

But the situation needn’t be so bad.

Recent UK-based research from Sophos has revealed that one in...

By James Bourne, 08 November 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.