One in five employees have accessed websites blocked by company

For CIOs looking towards the bottom line, and CTOs looking at the state of the network, the last thing they’d want to hear is how employees continue to go against the company IT security policy.

Yet according to EMM provider Fiberlink’s latest survey, conducted alongside Harris Interactive, that’s exactly the case. According to the latest research:

  • 25% of those polled admitted they’ve either opened or saved work files to the likes of Dropbox and Evernote
  • Nearly one in five (18%) say they’ve accessed websites which were blocked by company...

By James Bourne, 18 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Three in four employees aren’t trained in BYOD privacy risks

For three quarters of organisations, there’s no specific training in place to set aside the fears about BYOD.

This comes from Acronis, in association with the Ponemon Institute, who has released global survey results from its 2013 Data Protection Trends research, and it’s something of a warning shot at C-level execs implementing a BYOD policy.

That is, of course, if they have a policy. One in three (31%) don’t allow BYOD, whilst 58% don’t have a policy in place to manage employee owned...

By James Bourne, 17 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security.

CIOs again see employees as biggest cyber security threat

For more than half of executives, the greatest threat to sensitive corporate data stems from the company’s own employees, rather than external forces.

The report from IT Governance, entitled the ‘Boardroom Cyber Watch’, examined over 250 responses from a wide variety of sectors globally, ranging from technology, to healthcare and financial services.

53% of those polled said employees were the greatest risk to company data, ahead of criminals (27%) and competing organisations (8%).

One in...

By James Bourne, 15 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research, Security.

Enterprise users turn to more complex mobile consumption

For enterprise users, the mobile device isn’t just for basic or less sophisticated work tasks – employees are starting to become more sophisticated with their devices, according to the latest report from content and productivity platform provider bigtincan.

This is most prevalent in one statistic: reading content on tablet accounts for less than half of overall interaction time. Sharing content accounted for 24% of the overall amount, with annotation (8%), editing (8%), updating (8%) and...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

Employees don’t trust employers with personal data, report finds

There is a huge gap between the employee and the IT department in terms of BYOD expectations, according to a new report.

The study of over 3000 employees globally from Aruba Networks revealed that, for at least one in three organisations globally, the IT department has no provisions in place to secure corporate files and applications.

51% of Americans, 35% of those in the Middle East and 34% of Europeans noted this, with two in three Americans (66%) worried about losing personal data as a result.

When asked...

By James Bourne, 10 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

HTML5 and why IT often leaves the end user naked

Mary Brittain White, CEO of Retriever Communications, discusses IT's default to choosing HTML5 formatting when developing enterprise applications and how it ultimately, it is hurting the end-user.

History is littered with technologies that are hyped by IT as the next major wave with fabulous capabilities. They burn brightly for a few years until their lacklustre performance becomes common conversation in the market. Their enduring legacy is the end user saddled with a poor solution having a heightened...

By Mary Brittain-White, 03 July 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, HTML5.

Antenna Software CMO Jim Somers: Mobility a “tsunami” for businesses

Enterprise AppsTech had an extensive briefing with Antenna Software chief marketing and strategy officer Jim Somers on the prevalence of bring your own app, who wears the trousers in making big IT infrastructure decisions, and the rise and rise of the enterprise app store

The role of IT in enterprise mobility rollout is changing significantly. With the rise of BYOD, BYOA and enterprise applications, IT departments now have to say ‘yes’ to technologies they’d have given the thumbs down to...

By James Bourne, 02 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

10 tips and tricks for managing employee BYOD

By John Fox

The BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon is expanding at an incredible rate. It is something that affects every business, from the smallest to the largest. How each business is dealing with BYOD ranges from complete apathy to a full embrace of it with sophisticated processes and controls in place to maximize employee productivity while minimizing risk to the business.

The goal of this article is to give you the information you need to...

By InfoSec Institute, 02 July 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Tablet.

If MDM is Superman, MAM is Batman. (You decide who’s cooler.)

Rob Patey wrote a blog post earlier this week equating Mobile Device Management with the Man of Steel himself. He conjures up cool imagery, with mobility playing something of an IT nemesis — but a noble nemesis that will ultimately benefit users.  As he says:

Users aren’t trying to overthrow ITs sovereignty as part of some nefarious scheme, they are merely trying to get more work done...

By App47, 27 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM.

Prepare your business (or CV?) for brand-new tech roles by 2017

Academics from Bath Spa University in the UK have fast-forward to the near future, and taken a look at new roles likely to become common among global businesses.

 

As we move ever closer to a completely technology reliant world, new jobs will require fulfilment; whilst many of the traditional vocations we know today will disappear.

To stay relevant and modern; businesses need to look ahead at advancements which can help their interests remain ahead of the competition.

Anyone who believes they are in the...

By Ryan Daws, 24 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Marketing, Research.

BYOD encourages out of office working, says survey

More than half of US and UK workers see bring your own device as a ticket to doing work away from the office, according to the latest survey from Cint in conjunction with FluidSurveys.

BYOD has, of course, been seen in many lights and many sectors. Opinion is divided on whether it’s a cost saver, but one aspect which now seems fairly concrete is BYOD as a productivity tool.

This, of course, is linked back to employee happiness – a productive worker is a happy worker, after all – yet this...

By James Bourne, 18 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees.

How can shadow IT be an enabler for enterprises?

As companies increase in size, it becomes ever apparent that a one size fits all security solution is not going to work in all cases.

It’s the age-old issue of keeping secure whilst improving innovation. Sure, your 10 year old hardware is easier to lock down than a series of devices on different specs, but it’s hardly a good image for companies going forward – and it won’t impress your employees either.

What’s the solution? Well, traditionally the idea of ‘shadow IT’...

By James Bourne, 18 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Infographic, Security.

Careless employees are “greater security risk” than cybercriminals

A report published this week by Check Point has revealed that, for two in three companies, their own employees carry a greater security threat than cybercriminals.

The startling finding, from the latest mobile security report polling nearly 800 IT professionals, comes amidst the continued rise of BYOD, with more and more methods of compromising company networks being found.

Indeed, it’s not the devices that are the main asset, but the information stored on them. 63% of survey respondents do not manage...

By James Bourne, 11 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research, Security.

Is your favourite app in the top 10 blacklisted enterprise apps?

Fiberlink, the enterprise mobility provider responsible for the MaaS360 software, has come up with research from millions of devices under its remit as to the least popular apps for enterprises – and cloud storage provider Dropbox was the number one banned app for both iOS and Android devices.

As reported by ZDNet, Dropbox was a presence across the board for blacklisted apps, but curiously also appeared in the top 10 iOS whitelisted apps. That’s not the case for Facebook, Netflix, SugarSync and...

By James Bourne, 10 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Wi-Fi issues need to be solved to unlock enterprise mobility gold

Wi-Fi is the most disruptive technology in terms of mobile work, leading to employees working longer hours, and getting more done in the process.

That’s the top line takeaway from the latest iPass Mobile Workforce Report, for Q2 2013. 14% of mobile workers have never paid for Wi-Fi access, whilst nearly a quarter (24%) have paid upwards of $30 for one-time access.

71% of those polled said they research hotspot and connection availability before they embark on a business trip, with Asia Pacific workers...

By James Bourne, 06 June 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Windows 8 will be passed over as enterprise standard, warns researcher

According to the latest report from Forrester Research, enterprises will bypass Windows 8 as the enterprise PC OS of choice.

Avid readers of this site will not see this as a huge surprise; infact, Enterprise AppsTech reported Forrester’s – and specifically Johnson’s – opinion on the issue as far back as November.

Yet, with the report now released, it solidifies industry opinion – has Microsoft bitten off more than it...

By James Bourne, 20 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Microsoft.

Gartner: 50% of companies will expect BYOD by 2017

Analyst house Gartner has waded in to the BYOD conversation, forecasting that by 2017 half of organisations will stop giving their employees work devices.  

The report, “Bring Your Own Device: The Facts and the Future”, examines all facets of BYOD strategy: the number of employees on personal device policies, as well as the cost per employee and the age old question of who should own what in the agreement.

Most definitions of a BYOD strategy remain similar, yet Gartner breathlessly calls it...

By James Bourne, 07 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

Dell reinvention continues with mobility management offering

Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst, Software

Dell Software’s sweet spot is the mid-enterprise market, with lower cost solutions that are relatively new to the market and can offer the latest technological developments without being encumbered with legacy systems to support. At Dell’s recent analyst day in San Francisco, mobility was the one of four pillars of Dell’s strategy. The others were cloud, Big Data, and security. With BYOD well established within enterprises there is an urgent need for managing corporate...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 30 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Cloud , Employees, Security.

Organisations need to rethink the addressable market for CRM

Carter Lusher, Research Fellow & Chief Analyst: Enterprise Applications EcosystemAt its SugarCon customer conference in April 2013, SugarCRM made the case that companies need to dramatically expand their approach to interacting with customers and prospects. This fits into Ovum’s Customer-Adaptive Enterprise framework, and we agree that it is an important strategic change.

SugarCRM believes that every customer is important no matter how small, every employee is a potential customer, and every interaction is...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 12 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Gamification.

iOS remains the enterprise mobile platform of choice

According to cloud provider Citrix, in its Enterprise Mobility Cloud Report Q4 2012, Apple devices continued to dominate the mobile enterprise, although Android certainly had its advantages.

The report, which surveyed Citrix customers currently with EMM (enterprise mobility management) in the cloud, concluded that iOS platforms proved better for those enterprises where there was a lot of one-on-one customer engagement, such as retail, whilst Android was better for mobile field service organisations.

The...

By James Bourne, 12 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.