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…)
Posts Tagged ‘security’
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.
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.
The days of PCs moseying their way from CEO to office worker to mailboy over a long decade are, thankfully, long gone.
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.
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.
No industry has adopted mobility faster than healthcare. (more…)
So Google Android framework engineer Dianne Hackborn responded Thursday evening to the accusations leveled by ex-Android intern Andrew Munn.
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.
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.
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.
UTalkTooMuch is a new occasional blog post in which I’ll sum up a new enterprise mobility webcast, all in 500 words or less.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Viruses, trojans, spyware – just a PC problem, right? Not according to the SANS Institute.