Why healthcare is a vulnerable sector for cyber attack – and what can be done about it

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2017 is set to feature greater attacks on internet security; the broad adoption of IoT seen to be easily compromised coupled with data often held on legacy systems is likely to capture attention.

Healthcare represents one of the sectors vulnerable to IoT attacks. As more and more people adopt smart wearables and mobile apps tracking fitness the bank of hackable data for cyber criminals is growing and the value of the information is increasing which makes attacking more rewarding....

By Duncan Hughes, 17 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Data Loss, IoT, Security.

IoT and mobility: The two main pillars of digital disruption

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By Chris Hale, Vice President of Marketing, Stratix Corporation

The lines have blurred between two massive technology forces driving changes in businesses everywhere: Internet of Things and mobility.

For example, what’s considered a “device”?  In the realm of enterprise mobility, we think mainly of smartphones and tablets equipped with apps and Internet connectivity. Smartphones are packed with sensors that collect data on location, orientation, acceleration,...

By Stratix, 05 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Security.

451 Research: Seven in 10 enterprise IT buyers collecting IoT data

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More than seven in 10 enterprises polled by analyst firm 451 Research say they are gathering IoT data – but security and a perceived lack of return on investment remain major stumbling blocks.

The company’s latest figures, which come from the most recent Voice of the Enterprise: Internet of Things Organisational Dynamics survey, polled almost 1,000 enterprise IT buyers and found the number of firms looking at IoT data went up to its highest number, up three percentage...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Enterprise mobility in 2016: The year in review

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As we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017, the first week of the year provides an appropriate time to look back at the previous 12 months, and the key stories which influenced the enterprise mobility sector during that time.

Rather than detailing the most important stories of the year chronologically as in previous years, this time Enterprise AppsTech is looking at the biggest hitters from 2016 in five key emerging areas:

App standardisation

One of the biggest stories of 2016 was undoubtedly the...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Will IoT change the face of enterprise mobility?

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The world of enterprise mobility has already undergone significant change in the last few years. With so many devices in the workplace today, assuming control over all employee devices with an MDM approach would be nigh impossible. Instead, many companies have moved to MAM, which focuses on securing and managing applications rather than assuming full control of smartphones and laptops.

In a new article for ComputerWorld, writer Peter Fretty suggests that

By App47, 14 November 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

Orange Business Services to collaborate on enterprise IoT in Brazil

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Orange has announced a collaboration with Brazilian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Porto Seguro Conecta in order to provide and support enterprise IoT projects in the South American country.

The collaboration, which comes through Orange Business Services, the company’s B2B arm, helps give Orange leverage for IoT, with Porto Seguro Conecta being used for tracking car alarms, residential alarms, and other applications. Orange adds it manages 10 million connected...

By James Bourne, 10 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

BlackBerry elaborates on ‘Enterprise of Things’ strategy with latest Android launch

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BlackBerry has announced the launch of the DTEK60 phone, the latest in its series of secure Android devices and another indicator of its software-centric current strategy.

The DTEK60 is the second device in the Android series, with features including a 5.5” Quad HD display, fingerprint sensor, and a smart keyboard which aims to learn from its users. The phone is also FIPS 140-2 compliant, comes with Android for Work and Google Play for Work as well as offering full enterprise...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, IoT.

New research underlines challenges for enterprise IoT device security

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While the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing an increasing role in a range of business processes, it leads to extended IT attack surfaces – and traditional tools are falling short on the security side.

That’s the verdict from a new report commissioned by ForeScout Technologies and conducted by analyst firm Quocirca. The survey, which polled more than 200 senior IT decision makers across the UK and central Europe, found that 65% of respondents are less than sure about...

By James Bourne, 21 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Security.

Will you be part of the dawn of the intelligent 21st century enterprise?

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Digital technologies are fuelling a seismic shift in the modern business landscape, driven by changing customer expectations and mounting competition from new and nimble ‘born digital’ companies. This has given rise to a new breed of organisation; the 21st century enterprise, which is being forced to rethink traditional market approaches and become more service-centric in order to remain relevant.

To make this transition successfully, businesses must have the ability...

By Kalyan Kumar, 25 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Data & Analytics, Development, Employee Education, Employees, IoT.

How to get the most out of your BI analytics investment

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Companies looking to select the right business intelligence (BI) tool need to identify the degree of data analysis they need, how much technical expertise they have in-house, and work out whether they want to integrate existing platforms.

That’s the conclusion from a study conducted by B2B research firm Clutch.co analysing how organisations are attacking their BI strategies.

70% of the almost 300 employees polled – who use BI data analytics tools in their work – said...

By James Bourne, 16 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Big Data, Data & Analytics, Employees, IoT.