Biography for Molly Bernhart Walker
Molly Walker is the managing editor of FierceMarkets' Government and Enterprise IT groups. She contributes regularly to publications in both groups. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was managing editor of Employee Benefit Adviser, a B2B magazine serving the insurance industry, as well as an intern at USAToday.com and FoxNews.com. When she's not exploring the nexus of business and technology, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors and cheering on her beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. She is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @mollsiebee on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Molly Bernhart Walker
Near-field communication aims to revolutionize mobile commerce, but just how close the technology is to becoming a widely-adopted reality is unclear. A new paper confirms some of the fears that have many businesses shying away from the technology.
Enterprises, particularly technology and design firms as well as system integrators, are increasingly hosting internal hackathons, says Forrester in a new report. These events allow employees who don't typically work together to collaborate and experiment with new technologies and generate fresh ideas to address company challenges.
As 2013 nears a close, planning for the next calendar year is in full swing at many IT shops. Mobile wish lists are no doubt on the radar of chief information officers--whether they're visions of carrier changes, device upgrades or shiny new mobile device management solutions dancing in their heads.
Executive benefits are nothing new. There are concierge services to make time in the C-suite more comfortable and golden parachutes when the executives leave, but one unexpected perk is doled out by the IT department: bring your own device.
One of the largest employers in the United States and Western Europe is telling its employees not to renew their BlackBerry contracts when they're up, according to a memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg News.
The BYOD trend gaining traction across enterprises isn't a strategy and it certainly isn't something chief information officers should sign off on, warns an IT security mogul.
Although enterprises utilize a variety of security techniques, such as compartmentalizing trusted apps and containerizing sensitive data to create sterile enterprise mobile environments, attackers are finding success infiltrating the most mundane mobile activities.
Increasing mobile demand on the part of consumers indicates a growth in mobile marketing opportunities. Yet, many companies aren't focused enough on their brand's mobile presence. The Drum presents several reasons mobile marketing is lagging compared to more traditional marketing channels.
Enterprise mobility management will not become easier anytime soon and CIOs should be skeptical of single, silver-bullet solutions, says a new report from GigaOm Research. It's a complex space, thanks to consumerization, the proliferation of cloud-based services and purchasing authority moving toward lines of business, says the report.
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