Careless employees are “greater security risk” than cybercriminals
A report published this week by Check Point has revealed that, for two in three companies, their own employees carry a greater security threat than cybercriminals. The startling finding, from the latest mobile security report polling nearly 800 IT professionals, comes amidst the continued rise of BYOD, with more and more methods of compromising company networks being found.
Wi-Fi issues need to be solved to unlock enterprise mobility gold
Wi-Fi is the most disruptive technology in terms of mobile work, leading to employees working longer hours, and getting more done in the process. That’s the top line takeaway from the latest iPass Mobile Workforce Report, for Q2 2013. 14% of mobile workers have never paid for Wi-Fi access, whilst nearly a quarter (24%) have paid upwards of $30 for one-time access.
Is 2013 going to be the year of biometric security?
Nearly every day features news of high-profile hacks; clearly the “old school” password just doesn’t cut it anymore. PayPal’s chief information security officer Michael Barrett certainly agrees.
MCM market will exceed 110m subscribers by 2018
The mobile content management (MCM) space is predicted to hit over 110 million subscribers by 2018, according to the latest report from ABI Research. According to the ABI study, entitled ‘Enterprise Mobility Applications and Services Research Service’, there is determined growth in the sphere, with North America and Western Europe the strongest-growing markets year on year.
How is mobile BI influencing the enterprise?
A report from the Aberdeen Research Group has revealed that over half of companies see mobile business intelligence (BI) as bringing an advantage to their organisation. The Aberdeen paper, which interviewed over 300 organisations, examined the stages of development for mobile BI, and how it can improve enterprise mobility.
Enterprise app startup FeedHenry gets $9m in funding drive
Ireland-based backend as a service (BaaS) startup FeedHenry, a manufacturer of cloud-based enterprise applications, has received $9m (£5.78m) in a round of funding led by Intel Capital. The money will be used to create over 100 new jobs at the Waterford company, as well as speed up an international rollout of its product.
Samsung and BlackBerry are secure enough for Pentagon - but not Apple?
In a strange turn of events, the Pentagon has authorised BlackBerry (whose security was possibly questioned by the UK government) and Android-based manufacturer Samsung’s devices for use in the Department of Defense; but left Apple’s iPhone in question.
Enterprise mobility key battleground for Indian CIOs, survey finds
According to a new report from Ernst & Young and India’s CIO Klub, chief information officers in India will look at enterprise mobility as a key facet for their businesses going forward. The report, “Enterprise IT trends and investment 2013”, is in its fifth year and examines responses from more than 180 CIOs across major verticals.
Take the risks for reward of BYOD, says new report
Mobile security provider Symantec, in its latest survey, has concluded that bring your own device (BYOD) is worth the risks, despite the well-known security scare stories. The survey, which interviewed 236 attendees of the company’s Symantec Vision event, examined the risks and rewards of bring your own device, including management strategies and usage policies.
IE continues to be threatened as workplace browser of choice
A new report from Forrester Research, entitled ‘Navigating Diversity in Operating Systems and Browsers’, has cast more doubt on the future of Internet Explorer (IE) as the browser of choice in the workplace – and BYOD is at the heart of this paradigm shift. “For both OSes and browsers, bring your own (BYO) behaviour has undercut IT’s traditional role in dictating user choices,” report author J.P. Gownder explained.