Unguarded machine-to-machine endpoints could lead to network security breaches, malware infection and data leaks for enterprises, warns Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst for enterprise mobility at Current Analysis, in an IT Connection blog.
Mobility is causing a shift in power within the enterprise away from IT, resulting in heightened concerns about the privacy and security risks introduced by mobile devices.
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Enterprise mobility continues to pose security challenges for IT professionals, with 77 percent of 1,622 IT pros surveyed by Dimension Data citing security as a major headache when it comes to mobility.
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Microsoft Ventures, the software giant's newly formed investment arm, has made its first bet on startup SkyGiraffe, whose platform securely extends on-premise enterprise data and apps directly to mobile devices. The total amount of the strategic investment was not disclosed.
IT service providers are finally investing in mobility instead of just talking about it, judged Kathryn Weldon, principal analyst for mobility at Current Analysis.
Mobile payments and enterprise use of mobile devices, along with fitness and health apps, are expected to spur an 11-fold increase in revenues from app-enabled smart wireless accessories by 2018, according to a recent report from Juniper Research.
Utilities are increasingly investing in mobility to boost productivity and selecting enterprise mobility vendors based on their security reputation, according to a recent survey by IDC.
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