A majority of enterprises surveyed by Infonetics Research said that they are deploying mobile device security products in order to "effectively handle mobile application control and mixed personal and business use."
Regardless of the slump in PC shipments, 300 million new computers each year is still a huge number. For enterprises, the figures are probably not as important as ensuring that its wireless infrastructure is up to scratch to accommodate the huge influx of BYOD devices that are currently displacing PC shipments.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 3/7 including: how BYOD could help the enterprise Windows XP upgrade, 200 exabytes of mobile data traffic in the next five years, tool allows hackers to add malicious code to Android apps, increased Wi-Fi risks in Europe and Google's possible hand in the drop of the Android/Windows tablet by Asus.
The worldwide mobile biometrics market is forecast by TechNavio to surge at a 157 percent compound annual growth rate through 2018, fueled by the increasing use of mobile devices for financial transactions.
Virtual security appliances are displacing security hardware in the enterprise network, concludes Michela Menting, ABI Research's senior analyst in cybersecurity.
Founded in 2011 by Bill Seibel, Mobiquity focuses on helping firms make the most out of the mobile universe. Seibel recently shared his thoughts with FierceMobileIT about where the IT world has been and where it is going, with mobility generating the next wave of technological change.
The relationship between security and privacy in a BYOD environment is like an "interpretative dance," explains Constantine Karbaliotis, Americas privacy leader for consultancy Mercer.
There is no arguing that BYOD is here to stay. Employees will bring all types of new mobile devices to work, and they will use them in their day-to-day work no matter how great your concerns are. Guest post by Amtel's PJ Gupta.
While four-fifth of employers allow their employees to bring their own devices to work, two-thirds cannot identify common mobile security threats, such as malware infection on devices or installation of unwanted apps.
IT leaders are not concerned about unknown security threats generated by BYOD, mobility, cloud computing and Internet usage, according to a survey of 1,440 global IT leaders by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Dell.