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Posts Tagged ‘security’

Gartner: Mobile Is Not The Edge, But The Center, Of Your IT Universe

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | August 22, 2012 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility | Comments (0)

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My ZDNet blogger-in-arms John Fontana is at Gartner’s (formerly Burton Group’s) Catalyst conference in San Diego this week, and wrote up two pieces about mobile (even though he’s more of a security/privacy expert). (more…)

The Average Mobile Worker Now Carries 3.5 Devices. Here’s the Downside.

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | May 11, 2012 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Finance and Banking,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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It’s hard to impress me with statistics and factoids. I’m inundated by them all day, every day. But these new findings, courtesy of iPass’s latest Mobile Workforce Report, blew me away: (more…)

Hey SMBs: Here’s An Affordable Mobile Device Management Option

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | May 4, 2012 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility | Comments (0)

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Who suffers more when an employee loses his or her unprotected iPad, the large enterprise or a small business? In absolute dollars, probably the big company. An executive or salesperson could have tens of thousands of confidential customer records worth hundreds of millions of dollars of business stored on a tablet or smartphone.

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Three Ways to Thwart XRY’s 2-Minute iPhone Passcode Hack

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | April 1, 2012 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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Smartphones are vaunted for their ease of use. But that’s precisely why they can be so vulnerable to hacking software, as Micro Systemation’s XRY showed last us last Wednesday.

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Four Reasons Why Enterprises Should Lease, Not Buy, the iPad 3

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | March 2, 2012 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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The days of PCs moseying their way from CEO to office worker to mailboy over a long decade are, thankfully, long gone.

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NSA Testing Motorola Android Smartphones for Top-Secret Calls

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | February 29, 2012 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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Who says Android is the most insecure mobile OS around? Not the National Security Agency, which is conducting a pilot of 100 Motorola smartphones running the Android OS that it says are already good enough for its employees to make top-secret and classified phone calls from the field.

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One Enterprise CIO's View of CES

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | January 23, 2012 in Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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Coming mere days after Christmas, the International Consumer Electronics Show is like a second holiday to most techies. That is, except those techies in enterprise IT.

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How Healthcare's Embrace of Mobility has Turned Dangerous

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | January 5, 2012 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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No industry has adopted mobility faster than healthcare. (more…)

Google to Ex-Intern on Android Screen Lagginess: You’re Wrong

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | December 9, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility | Comments (0)

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So Google Android framework engineer Dianne Hackborn responded Thursday evening to the accusations leveled by ex-Android intern Andrew Munn.
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SAP CIO: iCloud and DropBox Not Secure Enough, We’ll Build Our Own

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | November 14, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (2)

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Users love cloud storage services like DropBox and iCloud for their power and ease of use. IT managers hate them for the ginormous potential for data leakage and loss they create. But clamping down on them isn’t so straightforward.

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After BYOD, What is Next? It’s the Apps, Stupid

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | October 30, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (1)

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Make no mistake: Bring Your Own Device is already the norm. 60% of companies are enabling BYOD, according to a July 2011 Forrester Research survey.

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3 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Won’t Surpass the Web in the Enterprise

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | June 22, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Finance and Banking,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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Long before Web-era gurus popularized the notion of an ‘Attention Economy,’ there was Ben Franklin telling us that time = money.
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The BlackBerry PlayBook was Overrated. Now it’s Underrated Again.

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | April 15, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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RIM won the first round with the PlayBook: generating huge pre-release interest among tech’s chattering classes for its tablet.

With moves such as promising Android compatibility and claiming that “many corporate clients have approached us about each wanting tens of thousands, several tens of thousands of PlayBooks”, it whipped up expectations that no company except one with the address One Infinite Loop could have possibly matched.

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UTalkTooMuch: Android for Mobile Enterprises Webinar, In Under 500 Words

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | February 24, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobility,security,Sybase News | Comments (0)

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UTalkTooMuch is a new occasional blog post in which I’ll sum up a new enterprise mobility webcast, all in 500 words or less.

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Don’t Panic! Samsung, Sybase Working To Make Enterprises Less Paranoid About Android

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | February 13, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security | Comments (0)

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Marvin Was Right: it’s not paranoia for IT managers and CIOs to worry whether the smartphones and tablets in their enterprise pose massive security risks. Most do, especially ones running one of the recently-popular consumer-oriented platforms.

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Roger Federer’s Predicament Could Be Like Your Enterprise’s Mobile Strategy

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | February 9, 2011 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility | Comments (0)

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Roger Federer is easily the greatest tennis player ever: winner of 16 Grand Slam tournaments and $61 million in prize money, and the longest holder of the #1 spot.

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Forrester's Top 20 Mobile Device Management Best Practices For Enterprises

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | December 20, 2010 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobile Industry,Mobility,security,Sybase News | Comments (0)

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Forrester Research analyst Benjamin Gray was the featured guest at a Sybase-hosted webinar last week (December 15). As a good guest, Gray came bearing interesting data and anecdotes about mobile uptake in the enterprise, as well his recommendations gleaned from hundreds of CIO interviews for the best ways to manage and secure your mobile devices.
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Managed Mobility Gets Even Better, Exposes Dithering IT Managers

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | November 18, 2010 in Mobile Industry,Mobility,security,Sybase News | Comments (0)

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Procrastination. I suffer from it, you suffer from it, whole organizations suffer from it. How else would you explain the many enterprises that are drowning in employee-owned smartphones and tablets yet have managed to avoid deploying Mobile Device Management (MDM) software, despite the increasing threat of data loss and theft?

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Sybase Afaria: It’s Good To Be King (Of Mobile Device Management)

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | August 9, 2010 in Mobile Data and Messaging,Mobility,Sybase News | Comments (1)

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Market researchers IDC Corp. just came out with their Worldwide Mobile Device Management Enterprise 2010–2014 Forecast and 2009 Vendor Shares report. For the 9th year in a row, Sybase came out on top, with a 19.7% share of the market.
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Smartphones: Twice as Infected With Malware As Windows PCs?

Eric Lai, Senior Writer | July 13, 2010 in Mobile Industry,Mobility | Comments (0)

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Viruses, trojans, spyware – just a PC problem, right? Not according to the SANS Institute.
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