Why a mobile device does not equal a mobile strategy

“There’s a difference between having mobile devices in your workplace and having a mobile strategy. You might have invested in a thousand devices. That doesn’t mean you’ve mastered mobility. What happens when the devices break? When it’s time to refresh? What about security? Covering these bases — and covering them methodically — is the difference between being a participant in the age of mobility and a leader in it.”

Those are the words of Evan Tomlin, Director of...

By App47, 13 August 2018, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Five reasons why enterprises need mobile app management

By Chris Schroeder

Modern technology has taken communication to a completely new level. Today, you have devices talking to devices, hence the birth of IoT (internet of things). Since everyone is carrying a device with them today, restricting them from using those devices is impractical. The issue worsens for large enterprises where it has become unattainable to prevent employees from bringing their own devices and connecting them to organization’s private network. Mobile app management provides a...

By App47, 23 July 2018, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Jamf boasts of record growth in 2017 – but Mac insight intriguing for enterprise

Jamf, an Apple-centric enterprise management software provider, has announced record growth for 2017 with the company growing revenue by 30% and recurring revenue going up 40% year-over-year.

The company claims it is adding on average almost 100 customers a week, including 17 of the 25 largest Fortune 500 companies, 10 out of the top 11 children’s hospitals, and 6,000 K-12 and higher education schools. Jamf hired 162 new employees and grew its international employee base by more than 50% in the past...

By James Bourne, 25 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM.

The opportunities for wearables to enhance enterprise workflows

Constantly transforming digital business processes offer new opportunities to adopt upcoming technologies. Wearables have the potential to transform business processes and next-generation mobile strategies; however, businesses are still struggling to understand how they can fully help.

According to Gartner, by 2020 more than 60% of organisations will be using wearables to transform their business processes. This is clearly reflected in the small but growing number of early-adopting organisations that have...

By Shalini Ramakrishnan, 02 January 2018, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Wearables.

Jamf working with Simplifeye for wearable healthcare data security

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Simplifeye, a company based in New York, has announced it is working with Apple device management provider Jamf to help mitigate the security of patient information on wearable devices.

The startup provides what it calls a ‘next generation cloud system’ which syncs with existing patient management software. Healthcare teams can see medical records on any device – in this instance, an Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad.

Jamf, a

By James Bourne, 24 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Wearables.

Bitglass unveils new agentless mobile security patent, takes aim at MDM

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Enterprise data security provider Bitglass has secured a new patent around agentless mobile security, the company has announced.

The patent, US #9,553,867, available to view here (registration required), enables Bitglass to synchronise a lost, stolen or deprovisioned device with a null mail or calendar account. In other words, it represents an operation where no agent – a service, daemon or process – needs to run in the background of a...

By James Bourne, 26 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Healthcare becoming more mobile but one in four firms concerned over MDM

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More than a quarter of healthcare organisations are less than confident in their chosen mobile device management (MDM) in batting away security attacks, according to a new report from Jamf.

The study, which was conducted by analyst firm Vanson Bourne, found a refreshingly high number of healthcare firms going in with mobility at the outset; 83% say they currently provide mobile devices to caregiving staff. Yet the same number cited security as the highest priority concern with...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Highlights from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange: What type of user are you?

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A couple of weeks ago, the App47 team attended Enterprise Mobility Exchange 2016 in Las Vegas. EME is a who’s who of thought leaders in the enterprise mobility space, and is always a great opportunity for our team to talk to other businesses about what’s working, what isn’t, and what’s on the horizon in the industry.

We’d be here all day if we recapped everything we discussed at EME, so instead, we’ll focus on a...

By App47, 06 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Samsung acquires Tachyon for ‘last mile’ of mobile configuration

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Samsung has announced the acquisition of Tachyon, an enterprise mobile device configuration and development software provider, to assist with the “last mile” of configuration for Samsung’s enterprise mobile customers.

Washington-based Tachyon, a spinoff of Kaprica Security, helps with the deployment of Samsung Android smartphones and tablets in organisations, automating device configuration and reducing the time of rollouts. The company has customers in a...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Samsung.

“There aren’t any instructions in place on BYOD here...the employer is cool with it”

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More than half of respondents in a survey from anti-virus security provider Trustlook say they have never received company instructions for using a personal device at work, while more than three quarters are not familiar with their company’s MDM solution.

The study, which aimed to examine BYOD trends and best practices and polled 320 Trustlook mobile security users, also found that only 39% of companies surveyed have a formal BYOD policy in place even though 70% of employees...

By James Bourne, 20 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Picking an EMM vendor? Here’s what to consider

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In the last five or so years, the complexity of enterprise mobility systems has increased considerably. More devices and more mobile work by employees means companies must find solutions which enable management in and out of the office—and even on employee devices the company doesn’t own.

As this transition to mobile work has taken place, we’ve also seen a rise in the number of companies - such as App47 - offering their own unique solutions to enterprise mobility management....

By App47, 18 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

The evolution of device management - and what comes next

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By Mark Dunkerley, collaboration and mobile technology manager, bottling investments group, Coca-Cola Company

Device management within the enterprise is ready to evolve and disrupt current models. Changes over the last several years in the demand and usage of technology has changed the way we need to manage and deploy technology to users in the enterprise. Long gone are the days...

By VMware AirWatch, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

The MDM privacy dilemma: How millennial habits are reshaping BYOD policies

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Millennials are a generation whose expectations of workplace communication and productivity set them apart from – and often come in direct conflict with – previous generations. Deeply reliant on the latest smartphones and tablets, millennials have been integral in driving bring your own device (BYOD) programs that allow access to corporate data from personal devices. But while the BYOD phenomenon has accelerated productivity and led to greater overall employee...

By Rich Campagna, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Bitglass warms of ‘MDM mayhem’ in latest research

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Cloud access security provider Bitglass has warned of ‘MDM mayhem’ in the results of its latest study which argues mobile device management (MDM) software contains major privacy issues for users.

The report got volunteers to test unnamed MDM products for a week, and through routing mobile traffic through a corporate proxy, normally used in MDM to inspect traffic for malware, found a number of alarming findings, from being able to see employees’ personal email inboxes...

By James Bourne, 24 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Privacy, Security.

Tangoe moves into ‘mobility as a service’ offering as next step up from TEM

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Telecoms expense management (TEM) provider Tangoe has announced the launch of a managed mobility ‘as a service’ (MaaS) offering, which includes device provisioning, management, and a 24/7 help desk functionality.

The move, which utilises Tangoe’s Matrix Mobility product, also enables enterprises who partner with Tangoe to benefit from reporting, analytics and cost saving, as well as HR information setup and a consulting process. Alongside this, Tangoe is also becoming...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

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 challenges of balancing employee privacy and corporate security in BYOD

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Corporate data protection and employee privacy are typically mutually exclusive, leaving IT departments in a tough spot. Employees want to remain productive while on the go and often prefer to bring their own mobile devices to work. But unmanaged devices with access to corporate data increase the risk that sensitive corporate data will leak. On the one hand, IT needs a flexible and effective solution that enables secure mobile access to corporate data and apps. On the other hand, employees need privacy...

By Rich Campagna, 20 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

iOS 9.3 and EMM: Five new features that matter

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We are excited about new capabilities that Apple is introducing in iOS 9.3 to address organisational use cases; this may very well be the first time Apple has introduced this much new content in a point release. When you look at all the things Apple is doing with the Volume Purchase Program (VPP), the Device Enrollment Program (DEP), and the newest capabilities introduced in iOS 9.3, it is clear that Apple...

By MobileIron, 23 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM.

The enterprise mobility security problem: What's going wrong?

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There’s a security problem in enterprise mobility.

Don’t believe us? Just ask other organisations trying to address security. According to a global survey of 900 IT decision makers by Gemalto, 95% of IT departments are battling with security challenges in their attempt to increase user mobility within their organisation.

And then there are the lists. You...

By App47, 06 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM, Security.

Mobile security 101: Eight must-haves to protect mobile data

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The new EU Data Protection regulation will hold any company or individual that processes data responsible for its protection, including third parties such as cloud providers. While expected to be implemented in 2017, several countries are getting a head start and are already issuing their own regulations. For example, the Federal German Data Protection Act, includes strict guidelines on how company data should be stored, used, and accessed from...

By Stephan Romeder, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Malware, MAM, MDM, Security.