One in three people has lost a device, claims Sophos

36% of respondents had lost an electronic device in a public place, with many of those potentially containing sensitive company data – is this surely bad news for anyone hoping to implement a BYOD policy?

A recent study, conducted by TNS Omnibus on behalf of security firm Sophos, has revealed that 36% of respondents had lost a device in a public place, and of those, 42% had no active security measures.

The UK-based survey, of 1008 consumers between the ages of 16-64, revealed that work email addresses...

By James Bourne, 24 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Security.

Mobile strategy jobs boom reveals US & UK skills gap

A new report has hinted at a sharp increase in mobile specific job roles among US and UK enterprises, highlighting a new skills gap and bucking gloomy employment trends across both countries.

Over half of enterprises in the US and UK have created mobile specific roles, according to research from Antenna Software, with a fifth of companies planning to create at least one or two new mobile roles in the next year.

The figures highlight the growing skills shortage, and constitute a strengthening field of...

By Matthew Henkes, 10 October 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

BYOD opinion still fiercely divided, says latest survey

UK study shows a surprising lack of BYOD take-up, but staff happiness cited as primary reason for those who take the plunge

A recent piece of research from Insight UK has revealed that widespread uptake of bring your own device (BYOD) hasn’t taken off yet, but the benefits are there for those who do.

The survey, which spoke to over 200 UK-based IT managers and directors, found that nearly four out of five of those polled hadn’t enabled a BYOD strategy.

However, of those who had enacted BYOD, 82%...

By James Bourne, 05 October 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Research.

COPE vs BYOD: Which is better for you?

With recent BYOD research finding negatives on the trend, can the COPE (corporate owned, personally enabled) mobility model step in? Enterprise AppsTech spoke to MOBI Wireless Management’s Brandon Hampton to discuss the issues.

For those unfamiliar with COPE (corporate owned, personally enabled), its key difference when put alongside a BYOD policy is one of liability.

With COPE, the company is responsible for the bill; with BYOD, the employee is.

So where will COPE fit in to the overall ecosystem alongside...

By James Bourne, 28 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

BYOD saves money and creates more agile workplace, says Citrix

Work should be ‘something people do’ not ‘a place people go’

A report from Citrix, entitled The Workplace of the Future, has detailed intriguing trends regarding the shifting sands of the future office – and BYOD is at the heart of it.

 “The workplace of the future will foster creativity, be inspiring and encourage collaboration by enabling people to work from wherever, whenever and on whatever device so that work becomes something people do, not a place people...

By James Bourne, 27 September 2012, 1 comment. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Enterprises not yet worked out best way to manage mobility

Employees only allowed to use equivalent of graphing calculators, says report author

A research report from Altimeter Group has concluded that a comprehensive governance policy needs to be implemented in order for enterprises to manage mobility.

The report, entitled “Building a Solid Platform for Enterprise Mobility”, spoke to 23 vendors, as well as a series of market influencers and end users, and recommended a ‘mobile control plane’ for both getting policies together and utilising...

By James Bourne, 26 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

Slow down on BYOD, warns Grudi Associates

Grudi Associates states that cost and employee satisfaction are downsides to BYOD, going against perceived wisdom – but do you agree?

With the consumerisation of the enterprise and the BYOD trend being top of mind, one firm has warned not to go head-first into a BYOD policy.

Telecoms provider Grudi Associates, in a piece entitled “BYOD ASAP? Not So Fast”, cites several mitigating factors as cons for BYOD,...

By James Bourne, 24 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility.

CSC's CIO Barometer reveals BYOD uptake [infographic]

An in-depth piece of research from CSC, entitled ‘The CIO Barometer’, has revealed that, for many top IT brass, their personal devices are more useful to them than company-given equipment.

The survey covered more than 330 IT directors throughout North America and Europe, with half of the participants IT managers in their respective companies, alongside IT directors (29%) and CIOs (20%).

And the results found that, for many CIOs, the consumerisation of IT hasn’t been a smooth...

By James Bourne, 19 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, CIO, Cloud , Employees, Enterprise Mobility, Infographic, Research.

New research finds fault with BYOD for SME security

A new research paper from Osterman Research sponsored by Trend Micro has shown that, for small businesses, security issues continue to be a major problem.

The blame is firmly shifted to BYOD in terms of breeding malware.

“The BYOD trend of employees using personal mobile devices and laptops for work is accelerating the problem by introducing devices with an even greater likelihood of introducing malware into a...

By James Bourne, 17 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, BYOD, Employees, Security.

iPhone 5 launch: What does it mean for the enterprise?

With the long-awaited announcement of the iPhone 5, it seems everybody has an opinion. But what does the new Apple smartphone entail for businesses?

According to Jim Hemmer, Antenna Software CEO, there shouldn’t be any difficulties in integrating the iPhone 5 for the enterprise.

“We saw Tim Cook put the iPad’s success in the enterprise at the head of his presentation, and it’s easy to see why,” Hemmer said.

Enterprise AppsTech published a piece on the iOS device VPN provider...

By James Bourne, 13 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Employees, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.