Windows 8 will be passed over as enterprise standard, warns researcher
According to the latest report from Forrester Research, enterprises will bypass Windows 8 as the enterprise PC OS of choice. Avid readers of this site will not see this as a huge surprise; infact, Enterprise AppsTech reported Forrester’s – and specifically Johnson’s – opinion on the issue as far back as November. Yet, with the report now released, it solidifies industry opinion – has Microsoft bitten off more than it can chew with the more radical 8 design?
Gartner: 50% of companies will expect BYOD by 2017
Analyst house Gartner has waded in to the BYOD conversation, forecasting that by 2017 half of organisations will stop giving their employees work devices. The report, “Bring Your Own Device: The Facts and the Future”, examines all facets of BYOD strategy: the number of employees on personal device policies, as well as the cost per employee and the age old question of who should own what in the agreement.
iOS remains the enterprise mobile platform of choice
The latest report, which surveyed Citrix customers currently with EMM (enterprise mobility management) in the cloud, concluded that iOS platforms proved better for those enterprises where there was a lot of one-on-one customer engagement, such as retail, whilst Android was better for mobile field service organisations.
Examining the best ways to keep your network safe
Security provider Symantec has outlined the top five mistakes users make by leaving themselves open to hackers. Whilst some of the policies are pretty standard fare, like enforcing stricter password policies, some may be overlooked, such as not educating employees on social media and online behaviour.
How is BYOD a challenge for IT? [infographic]
Trend Micro, the antivirus cloud computing software provider, has published an infographic detailing the challenge of introducing employee-liable devices into the corporate network.
iPass report examines how BYOD makes IT’s job tougher
Even though a BYOD policy is going to make your employees happier, it will continue to tear out whatever hair’s left in the company IT department. This was the leading line from the 2013 Mobile Enterprise Report authored by wireless specialist iPass and MDM provider MobileIron, which had 477 responses, a majority of which were from IT directors or similar.
Mobilisation strategy advice from LA Airport's CIO Dominic Nessi - #AppsWorld
Sixty-two million passengers annually, nine different terminals, multiple organisations and a highly complex operating environment where the stakes are high. Dominic Nessi, LAWA CIO holds all the cards and keeps all the balls in the air. We caught up with him ahead of his appearance at Apps World.
Will Sophos end user solution cure BYOD ills?
Security provider Sophos has announced Sophos EndUser Protection, which aims to combine end point protection with MDM (mobile device management) in order to give a more comprehensive mobile security solution.
Personal devices aid workplace productivity, says Accenture
A new report from Accenture has focused sharply on the consumerisation of IT and has revealed that employees who use their device in the workplace experience productivity gains for doing so.
Principles for managing tablet security in the enterprise
Connected BYOD devices are like water to an enterprise IT network, they'll find their way in somehow. As modern organisations and their workers embrace mobile as the default way of working, what are the steadfast security principles you should recognise to prevent disaster.