BYOD research again exposes security fears

A new joint study from KnowBe4 and ITIC (Information Technology Intelligence Consulting) has revealed that nearly three quarters of businesses which approve of BYOD have nothing specific in place to ensure security.

Specifically, 71% of BYOD-friendly corporations polled had no specific procedures in place to support BYOD development, which is an extremely worrying statistic.

The research, which surveyed 550 companies globally throughout July and August, was described as a “wake-up call” by ITIC...

By James Bourne, 07 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

LANDesk research reveals MDM security concerns

VP EMEA warns that IT heads will look “worse than ridiculous” if this trend continues

UK-based research from security providers LANDesk Software has revealed an arguably worrying trend in terms of managing devices in the workplace.

The figures, thankfully, look better for company-owned devices than for personal devices, but it’s not all plain sailing if the LANDesk research is anything to go by.

According to the report, interviewing over 200 UK IT professionals, 80% of companies surveyed...

By James Bourne, 04 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Lessons learned: 5 top tips to develop mobile applications

What enterprise application teams can learn from Facebook

As you may have seen, Facebook recently re-launched their application for iOS devices in an attempt to fix some of the outstanding issues that had been identified by their users.

Whether these have been fixed or not is debatable, but what really stood out to me is what this can teach those charged with creating large scale business critical applications.

You may think: “What does Facebook have to do with how I run my business?” The Facebook...

By David Akka, 03 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Mobile.

Enterprise BYOD: What questions should you be asking?

BYOD: A Growing Business Strategy

An increasing number of corporations are implementing BYOD programs, and more and more employees are asking their employers to consider BYOD models. Any organization interested in hiring the best talent and in staying on top of the latest and most efficient enterprise trends cannot dismiss the idea of BYOD without careful consideration.

One of the reasons that BYOD has become such a popular trend is the fact that each corporation can develop a model tailored to their unique...

By David Renwick, 30 August 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility.

Citrix reveals five tips for an enterprise mobility strategy

A blog post from Citrix’s Natalie Lambert has outlined, in an age of more employee mobility, how employers can design an enterprise mobility strategy.

The cloud collaboration company provides enterprise IT sharing services so their opinion would appear to be considerable.

Lambert noted that enterprises took the BYOD flexibility of employees on board, with a few provisos: how to securely enable BYOD of all types; how...

By James Bourne, 30 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

AppCentral reveals more mobile enterprise app momentum

A report from enterprise app store AppCentral has revealed that not only is the enterprise app store evolving at a rapid rate, companies are beginning to display more maturity over the store.

Whereas back in April approximately 10% of enterprises had their own app stores, the report from AppCentral, entitled ‘Custom Mobile App Usage in the Workplace’, now puts that figure at 19%.

Specifically, 17% of the 200 people surveyed said that an enterprise app store was on the way, either across the entire...

By James Bourne, 29 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility.

Apigee enhances enterprise grade API management

Application programming interface management company Apigee has revamped its platform, aiming to make enterprise-grade API management available to all users.

The next generation API platform will allow enterprises with up to 3.5million API calls per month self-service access for no cost.

The USP revolves around the fact that any enterprise, from small to multi-national, can get in on the exploding app economy action.

There are four services the new Apigee API platform provides:

  • Gateway services – for exposing, managing and scaling APIs
  • App services – built on open...

By James Bourne, 24 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.

MDS: transparency is the key to BYOD planning

The inexorable rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has taken it to a level where it is no longer a matter of ‘if’ business is adopting it, but rather ‘how’ and ‘when’.

In a recent MDS survey, nearly two-thirds (64%) of big businesses with 1,000+ employees had already implemented a policy for employees wanting to use their own mobile devices for work purposes, while just under half (49%) of the SMBs polled had also put such a policy into place.

However, while this...

By Rob Smith, 23 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

The rise and rise of the social enterprise

There has been a huge amount written, and posted, around the “social enterprise” in recent weeks and months, even more so since Salesforce.com announced it has reached 150,000 users on Chatter.

There does seem to be some confusion around the whole concept of “social enterprise” and its implications for enterprises, so here I wanted to run through the ins and outs of the social enterprise and most importantly how it may, or may not, affect both...

By David Akka, 22 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Social.

HTC ploughs £22m into enterprise app providers

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC will buy a 17.1% stake in startup Magnet Systems, a maker of enterprise apps, in an evident attempt to serenade HTC’s enterprise clientele.

The figure was announced in a Taiwan Stock Exchange filing as £22.4 million ($35.4m).

HTC said: “The investment will bring social, mobile and cloud capabilities to HTC’s portfolio of service offerings to its mobile enterprise customers”.

But will HTC be looking to fill a gap in the enterprise market...

By James Bourne, 21 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Enterprise apps, connectivity and beauty: the continued debate

If you’ve spent plenty of money on a business app, the last thing you need is a temperamental, hardly-working system which offers no real ROI.

But then again, it’s worth knowing the limitations of connectivity and infrastructure. That’s the opinion of mobility specialists 5app, whose toolkit differs from Ajax technology in that it’s not always designed for connected technology.

According to CTO Dr Tim King, the first thing to do is make more enterprises aware of the issue of difficult...

By James Bourne, 20 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

How can an SME enterprise solution go bigger?

iSimplyConnect chief Ralph Shaw talks to Enterprise AppsTech about his company’s turnkey solution, letting the iPad aid productivity and the future of BYOD

iOS device virtual private network (VPN) provider iSimplyConnect has released its ConnectMore software, and highlights how a VPN product originally designed for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) can target much larger enterprises if the demand is there.

According to Ralph Shaw, CEO of Asavie Technologies, the desicion to create ConnectMore came...

By James Bourne, 17 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

How can transactions drive enterprise mobility strategy?

From killer apps to 10-second apps – how simple transactions can drive your enterprise mobility strategy

Most of us have heard the term ‘killer app’. Even if you don’t know what a killer app is, chances are you’ve used one. In the early days of PC-based computing, it was desktop apps like spreadsheets, while search apps became essential as the internet grew.

When mobile working first became a viable reality, access to corporate email was seen as the killer app. Now, out-of-office...

By T.L. Neff, 16 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Sophos’ latest MDM software aims to encourage BYOD

Sophos has announced the release of their Sophos Mobile Control 2.5 mobile device management (MDM) software, which will aim to further encourage BYOD.

The software incorporates several facets, including the ability to wipe a corporate device after an employee leaves a company or breaks the security regulations, being operable from a web-based administrative console.

For more minor violations, IT administrators can still send alert messages if a mobile device is non-compliant.

This was inferred in a whitepaper...

By James Bourne, 13 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Why developing and distributing enterprise iOS apps is no easy feat

Developing enterprise mobile apps on Apple’s iOS platform is no easy feat, and though it may be the trendy thing to do currently, some businesses may wish to think twice about it. There are significant challenges involved with doing so, chief among them is how to distribute any in-house developed iOS app.

In fact, distribution is the biggest challenge with respect to iOS apps. When you build an iOS application and desire to distribute it without using iTunes, your company must join Apple’s iOS...

By John Hanay, 09 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

BYOD on increase but raises security fears, says Juniper

A recent report from Juniper Research has shown that there are more and more smartphones in the enterprise and that the BYOD trend is increasing, which in turn raises security fears.

According to Juniper, by 2014 there will be 350 million employee owned smartphones and tablets in the enterprise, a substantial increase on the 150m there currently are.

The study, entitled “Mobile Security Strategies: Threats, Solutions and Market Forecasts”, focused on four rubrics which contribute to a greater need...

By James Bourne, 06 August 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility.

Is BYOA going to steal the thunder of BYOD?

According to Australia-based research from advisors Telsyte, the rise of bring your own app (BYOA) could challenge the prevalent bring your own device (BYOD) trend and cause headaches for IT staff.

Having surveyed more than 800 IT decision makers, Telsyte found that 28% of Australian companies allow a variety of BYOA, with the trend expected to only get higher.

Yet aside from the official figures, the unsanctioned usage of BYOA would be “significantly higher”.

Telsyte believes that BYOA has the...

By James Bourne, 30 July 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Mobility: MDM is now the bread, but MAM is the jam

By Richard Absalom, Consumer Impact Technology Analyst

In the wake of enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor BoxTone’s announcement on July 17 that it will be charging $0.99 per device per month for its mobile device management (MDM) module, it appears that the still-immature MDM market is heading towards commoditisation. BoxTone’s competitors are likely to follow suit with similar price cuts, simply in order to stay in the game.

Amtel led the way earlier this year with the launch of its...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 27 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Meteor raises over £7m in enterprise app fund drive

The innovative idea of a start-up helping a start-up is in evidence with Meteor Development Group’s multi-million pound fund to aid enterprise app development.

Meteor – described as ‘Silicon Valley’s newest star’, is an open-source platform which allows developers to utilise their JavaScript framework to build apps on their PCs without having to fight with other non-Java codes.

And during this round of fund-raising,...

By James Bourne, 26 July 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Enterprise Mobility.