Heartbleed and Mobile

Now that most of the media hype around the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability has subsided, I thought it would be good to review the vulnerability and provide additional guidance from a Mobile perspective to review the vulnerability and attack, as well as some proactive countermeasures provided by MobileIron.

Let's review how the attack works. There is currently Proof-of-Concept code in the wild today that allows an attacker to easily perform the attack, in fact it's...

By MobileIron, 25 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Mobile, Security.

XP: The end of an era but an opportunity for change

On April 8, the deadline passed for Microsoft support of Windows XP. We have all known about this for some time, but for those businesses that have been putting off migrating away from the venerable operating system, this does provide an opportunity to consider their overall plans for the future of desktops and desktop management.  

Especially as many also have to deal with the shift towards flexible, mobile working. Microsoft’s recent launch of Office for iPad highlights how even operating system...

By Steve Hughes, 17 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Mobile.

More than a quarter of mid market firms lack a mobile strategy, research finds

Research published today by Intrinsic in conjunction with Vanson Bourne has revealed that more than a quarter (28%) of mid market companies in the UK don’t have a mobile strategy in place.

The news may be something of a shock, given the prevalence of the mobility trend and especially given the reasons for why companies need to invest.

According to survey respondents the desire to become more agile (47%) is the biggest driver for a mobility strategy, ahead of workforce demands (46%) and the ability for...

By James Bourne, 16 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.

One in three US students uses school-issued BYOD devices, report finds

A report from Project Tomorrow has found that one in three US students had used a school issued BYOD device.

The paper, entitled ‘The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations’, confirms what many are suspecting: schools are starting to seriously embrace the mobility trend.

32% of students in high school grades (9-12) have used a mobile device provided by the school, compared with 30% of middle school students and 25% of elementary...

By James Bourne, 14 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

MobileIron files for $100m IPO, outlines company future

MobileIron has filed a registration with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering (IPO), with $100m hoping to be raised.

The rumour mill was slightly off with AirWatch, but with this one it was spot on.

The enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor’s financial figures showed a spike in profit year on year alongside substantial losses, a fact the company acknowledges as a risk factor in its filing.

MobileIron made profit of $8.66m in 2011, compared with $29.2m in 2012...

By James Bourne, 08 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Mobile.

What has the IoT got to do with mobility?

There is a lot of talk and statistics around about the internet of things (IOT) and the amazing number of connected devices. But the real questions are: how can these connections be leveraged and where is the benefit? Is the internet of things another marketing buzz-word like big data or cloud?

A quick recap in case you have been living in a cave with a dial-up modem. What is IOT? Everyone seems pretty clear on what the internet is these days. However the thing (pun intended) that confuses a lot of people is what are the things? Generally speaking these things: · Capture (e.g. video, audio, temperature, heart rate, location, etc.)· Process (e.g. ETL, editing, controlling, analysis, etc.)· Store (e.g. historians, NAS, cloud, etc.)· Distribute (e.g....

By Adam Sivell, 04 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

Windows Phone 8.1: The next frontier for enterprise mobility

Windows Phone 8.1

Today, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1. It has been an interesting journey to this point and I speak for MobileIron when I say this is an exciting day for enterprise mobility.

Before I discuss the implications of Windows Phone 8.1 on the enterprise, I wanted to share a bit of my personal history with mobile at Microsoft.

Microsoft’s...

By MobileIron, 03 April 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Microsoft, Mobile.

Microsoft unveils Office for iPad, CEO Nadella notes “magical” cloud-mobile mix

Microsoft has launched Office365 for iPad, as well as the Enterprise Mobility Suite at a press event in San Francisco.

Promising a discussion on ‘the intersection of cloud and mobile’, the products launched certainly fit that bill with CEO Satya Nadella stressing the importance of three key constituents; end users, developers and IT professionals.

“Microsoft has always been about bringing those three constituents with platforms,” Nadella told the press audience, “and now we do...

By James Bourne, 27 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Microsoft, Mobile.

VCs move into ALM space with CollabNet and Polarion investments

Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst, Software Infrastructure Solutions

VC activity in the application lifecycle management (ALM) space has picked up with announcements related to CollabNet and Polarion Software. The breaking news is from Polarion, which on March 6, 2014 revealed that Siemens Financial Services Venture Capital has made a strategic corporate investment of $10m, which will give Polarion increased depth to compete for global clients.

While the amount is relatively modest by VC standards, the real...

By Ovum StraightTalk, 20 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise App Stores, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile.

BYOD policies help save companies £30k per year, survey reveals

Research from mobile IT solutions provider LANDESK has shown companies can save over £150,000 through five years if they adopt a BYOD policy.

The survey of over 1000 UK office workers found differing approaches to BYOD policies. More than four in five (81%) organisations permit employees to bring their own technology to work, this number diminishes significantly for laptops (16%) and smartphones (14%). 15% of companies offer CYOD (choose your own device), while 8% offer COPE (corporate owned, personally...

By James Bourne, 10 March 2014, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Enterprise Mobility, Mobile, Research.