Principles for managing tablet security in the enterprise

By Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst, Quocirca

Soothsayers have predicted the death of the physical desk in the same way many foretold the rise of the paperless office. It’s an excellent idea in principle, but not without its barriers; mostly centred on people issues rather than technical ones, which often makes them somewhat more difficult to overcome.

But peoples’ attachment to their rolodex, their desk-tidy and the never-ending stack of semi-filed, slightly coffee stained papers appears to be on...

By Quocirca, 04 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Why business leaders must manage BYOD trends

Across the globe, during the holiday season, more people purchased a new media tablet or smartphone equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity for broadband internet access. Some will want to use these powerful mobile devices at work - in addition to using them at home or while on the go. According to the latest market study by Ovum, employees in high-growth markets are more willing to embrace the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work phenomenon, and adopt the personal productivity benefits of enterprise mobility. Ovum believes that the

By David H Deans, 04 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

When will enterprise video be pervasive?

Mike Sapien, Principal Analyst, Enterprise, Ovum

The Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), a multi-vendor, multi-carrier association, recently announced one of its first services, which aims to take the use of video beyond the traditional room-based systems and boardroom environments. At a Polycom event in December 2012, meanwhile, there were predictions of similar developments.

Multi-vendor, cross-carrier, and multiple-device support are always mentioned as the prerequisites for the widespread use of...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 21 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Technology can be used to harness workplace innovation

By Kevin Noonan, Research Director, Public Sector, Ovum

Productivity and innovation are today’s hot topics. There is only so much that can be done through budget cuts and efficiency drives; the really big savings come from thinking about business differently.

There is a lot that IT can do to help, particularly through the innovative use of technology. Smaller and more nimble projects are providing low-cost alternatives that deliver quick benefits. Social networking tools can provide substantial value by...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 20 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

How can enterprises control access to employee app data?

Research from SailPoint has revealed that the majority of companies don’t block app usage at work, and two in three companies are “very concerned” about corporate information security breaches.

It’s a story which has been frequently told; companies are reluctant to hit the BYOD trend because of corporate security threats.

And the research, covering 400 IT and business leaders in the UK and USA, seems to back up these claims. When asked about their company’s identity and access...

By James Bourne, 12 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

What are the best mobile apps for SMEs? [infographic]

Research from Bizness Apps has shown how mobile is transforming smaller businesses. The research showed that restaurants, professional services and fitness clubs are the best businesses to create mobile apps.

With 81 billion apps expected to be downloaded in 2013, it’s an important area for small businesses to capitalise on. “Mobile websites are perfect for customer acquisition through local searches, and mobile apps are perfect for customer loyalty through engaging features,” notes a...

By James Bourne, 10 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Infographic, Mobile, Social.

Evernote releases enterprise version of note-taking app

Cloud-based software company Evernote has released an enterprise-ready version of its note-taking app, Evernote Business.

The app has been released in seven countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, UK and USA and is available in the US for $10 a month.

Evernote’s product is certainly an enterprise-friendly idea, and indeed two in three use it for work purposes, but now Evernote has grasped the nettle and released a product which aims to be, in the company’s words, “a perfect...

By James Bourne, 05 December 2012, 1 comment. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprise mobility fears keeping CIOs awake at night

The topic of mobility and mobile is everywhere these days, not just in our homes but in our offices and boardrooms too. Some great statistics, recently released by [x]cube labs, suggest that as many as 73% of the global enterprise workforce are mobile workers. This may sound a little high even fantastical but they split the workers into groupings of users which included “wannabes” or those who are not actually mobile but want the technology that goes...

By David Akka, 29 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: CIO, Employees, Mobile, Security.

Top 10 data disasters show importance of device strategy

A woman who gave her hard drive a spin in her washing machine, a man who performed a hit and run on his camera and an iPad which took an impromptu swim in the Gulf of Guinea were just some of the catastrophes which made Kroll Ontrack’s end of year data disaster list.

The ninth annual ‘top 10 data disasters’ list from the data recovery expert found amusing, shocking and just plain baffling stories relayed to Kroll Ontrack engineers throughout the course of the...

By James Bourne, 28 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Employees.

Enterprises struggle to navigate mobile business intelligence landscape

Ovum publishes solutions guide for mobile business intelligence

By Fredrik Tunvall, Analyst, Information Management

The consumerisation of IT is prevalent in the enterprise. Consumers have become accustomed to mobile applications that allow them to swiftly and easily access relevant content regardless of place or time. These consumers are now seeking the same experience with business applications.

Business intelligence (BI) vendors have taken note and are now trying to target end users with intuitive mobile versions of...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 22 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.