Deflecting DDoS: Key tactics in the battle against IoT-powered attacks

What makes a DDoS successful? I asked myself that question at the end of August when the central bank of Spain, Banco d’Espana, was hit by a DDoS attack that took its website temporarily offline.

The bank issued a statement acknowledging the attack and stating that “no damage” had been done and its operations, as a central bank with no commercial arm, were not affected, implying that the attack was not successful. Meanwhile, the hacktivist group, Anonymous Catalonia, claimed responsibility...

By Ronald Sens, 03 October 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, IoT, Mobile, Security.

Organisations struggling with seamless customer experiences, MuleSoft argues

In a continually on-demand world, the key to success for organisations is seamless access across all channels. Alas, according to a new report from app network platform provider MuleSoft, many companies are struggling on that front.

The findings appear in the company’s Consumer Connectivity Insights 2018 study. The report, which surveyed more than 8,000 consumers globally, found that four in five (81%) saw banking, insurance, retail or government as providing a disconnected experience. More than half...

By James Bourne, 19 June 2018, 0 comments. Categories: App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Productivity, Research.

How banking, manufacturing and telecoms will spend their ICT budgets in 2018

Global ICT spending will hit almost $4 trillion (£2.8tn) in 2018 according to IDC – and while the consumer market will have the largest share, major investments will take place in the manufacturing, banking, and professional services spaces.

The consumer market will account for $1.5tn in ICT spending in 2018, IDC added, but on the industrial side, banking, discrete manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services will be the four largest industries for spending. Banking will be the...

By Enterprise CIO, 02 February 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Data & Analytics, Marketing, Mobile.

WhatsApp Business slated to roll out soon

WhatsApp Business is slated to roll out soon to capitalise on the popular messaging app's use for business purposes.

The new app will have all the apt features for business communication such as auto responses, creating a business profile, chat migration, and analytics. WhatsApp has shared the details about the app in a new FAQ published on its site.

The app enables segregation of business accounts into verified and non-verified. One can check a business' profile to see which type of account they are...

By Enterprise CIO, 08 December 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile.

Enterprise video usage continues to rise – but integration issues remain

Enterprises are creating more video content than ever – but concerns remain around whether software platforms can fully support video natively.

That’s the key finding from a study from video technology provider Kaltura. The company’s fourth annual State of Video in the Enterprise report, which polled almost 650 enterprise professionals, found an overwhelming interest in enterprise video integration.

90% of respondents from large businesses said video content and workflows need to be...

By James Bourne, 16 November 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Enterprise video making ‘quick’ shift to mobile devices, says IBM

There has been a ‘dramatic’ increase in mobile video viewership and resolution in the enterprise, according to a new missive from IBM.

According to data pooled from billions of views across IBM Cloud Video’s enterprise service, mobile viewership had increased five-fold to almost one third of views – 5.8% to 28.8% respectively. More views beget bigger files – the average video file size for the enterprise increased by 29% from 2015 to 2016 – while the company also noted...

By James Bourne, 10 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

WhatsApp is taking over at work: Are contextual apps the answer?

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The promise of unified collaboration and communication in the workplace is an empty one; instead we’re seeing greater fragmentation as we use more tools and apps than ever.

Day to day I use any combination of Skype, Keevio, SMS, IRC or Slack, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, any one of Google’s three messaging apps, and let’s not forget good old phone calls. 

People are more engaged with apps they use socially and in their home life, so we’re inevitably seeing...

By Rob Pickering, 19 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Mobile.

What mobile trends should enterprises expect in 2017?

2016 will be regarded as the breakthrough year for workplace mobility. With employees leading the smartphone-revolution, businesses are now leveraging mobile (and other) technology to create a more engaged, efficient and connected workforce. 

But as the next generation of employees emerge, new products become available on the market and data security threats increase, what should enterprises expect in...

By Paul Jarrett, 12 December 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Mobile, Mobile Analytics.

BlackBerry moves away from smartphones – more focus on software and security

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It’s official: BlackBerry is no longer committed to making its own hardware.

The announcement was made – or rather, it was mentioned as an aside – in BlackBerry’s most recent earnings report.  “The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners,” said John Chen, BlackBerry CEO, in a statement. “This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested...

By James Bourne, 29 September 2016, 1 comment. Categories: BlackBerry, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.

Four key tips to make flexible working arrangements succeed

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Organisations are increasingly under pressure to help improve work/life balance for their employees. Following the introduction of the flexible working legislation in the UK that came into place two years ago, a number of businesses are starting to realise the benefits of offering flexible working options. Benefits include happier, and ultimately more productive...

By Andy Nolan, 21 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Employees, Mobile, Productivity.

How the rise of the bots could change the enterprise

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By Justin Grimsley

Think back to the last time you ordered lunch for the office. Remember how much of a hassle it was, especially when catering to food allergies and preferences? Well, Taco Bell aims to change that experience with the introduction of TacoBot. Now, as you’re collaborating with colleagues on Slack, everyone in the...

By VMware AirWatch, 24 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Mobile, Productivity.

Why the Salesforce acquisition of Quip impacts the future of collaboration

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Opinion In case you missed it earlier this week, Salesforce has continued its acquisition spree, purchasing Quip for $582 million (£440m) – or $750m if you include cash incentives. That may seem like a staggering sum to pay for a four-year-old 40-person startup, but not when you consider what’s at stake: ownership of the CRM and collaboration market.  

The deal is not only a shot across...

By Alex Gorbansky, 05 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Marketing, Mobile, Productivity.

Apple retains lead in Nordics device market, IDC figures show

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A new piece of research teased out by analyst house IDC provides an interesting look at a microcosm of the device market; the iPad Pro has helped Apple maintain a solid market lead for smart connected devices in the Nordics.

The figures, which class PCs, smartphones, detachable computers and tablets in the overall field of ‘smart connected devices’, saw Apple’s overall market share of 28.8% with 1.58 million shipments in Q116, down from 33% this time last year. Samsung...

By James Bourne, 29 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Tablet.

McAfee Labs warns of mobile app ‘collusion’ in latest security report

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It comes as no surprise to anyone that the mobile security landscape is as competitive as ever, and the latest warning from McAfee Labs examines mobile app ‘collusion’ – two or more apps being manipulated together to orchestrate attacks.

The report from McAfee, now a part of Intel Security, gives the specific definition as “two or more apps that can carry out harmful activity together using interapp communications in a collaborative fashion.” This...

By James Bourne, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Security.

Apperian gains patent for Dynamic Policy Engine that discards need for SDKs or code modification

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Apperian is looking to redefine enterprise mobility management with a new patent for its Dynamic Policy Engine that facilitates the addition of security, identity and management policies without the need for software development kits (SDKs) or code modification. The approach differs from traditional offerings in that it is able to apply and make updates to app policies...

By Enterprise CIO, 05 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: MDM, Mobile.

The three key trends from MWC 16: IoT, NFV, and 5G

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There were three distinct yet interrelated themes at this year’s MWC in Barcelona that will likely have significant staying power in the years to come. These themes are the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables, network function virtualisation (NFV), and 5G. 

IoT and wearables were everywhere during the show.  Vertical markets like healthcare, transportation/logistics, and automotive seemed to be well represented in vendor and operator booths....

By Greg Collins, 09 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Big Data, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Mobile.

Do you stick or twist with your UC software vendor? Companies increasingly saying twist

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Companies’ primary motivation for investing in a new unified communications (UC) tool is almost wholly around productivity while there is a conflict of thinking with regard to whether to use a single vendor, according to a new survey.

The results, from West Unified Communications Services, polled more than 250 IT managers and found increasing productivity (53%) far outweighed other concerns for businesses looking at updating their UC systems. Difficulty maintaining existing tools was...

By James Bourne, 27 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Productivity.

One in three small businesses expects to ditch their desk phones by 2020

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As unified communications (UC) develops, it is likely to become more and more mobile-based; yet according to recent survey figures from communication software provider BroadSoft, one in three small businesses expects to have mobile-only UCaaS solutions in place by 2020.

The study, which polled 129 service providers, found 42% of those polled said more than half of UC interactions – across all business sizes – will be mobile based. Similarly, more than four in five (82%)...

By James Bourne, 14 January 2016, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Productivity.

Productivity contributes to “another stunning growth year” for mobile, says Flurry

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The latest mobile growth figures from analytics provider Flurry have revealed app usage has grown by 58%, with every category – excepting games – seeing figures go up.

In particular, productivity apps saw a 125% session growth in 2015, according to the research. More and more consumers, especially in the younger demographic – in other words, the future workforce – are “using their smartphones, phablets and tablets as their primary computing device and their sole...

By James Bourne, 07 January 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Mobile Analytics, Productivity.