More than half of enterprises and employees regularly sacrifice security to efficiency and productivity benefits when it comes to mobile connectivity, according to a survey of 618 IT practitioners by The Ponemon Institute on behalf of Raytheon.
Windows Phone is finally enterprise-ready with its recent reboot and shift from its former consumer-facing priorities, according to an article at WindowsITPro.
As the focus of endpoint breaches will shift from PCs and laptops to tablets and smartphones, three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of a misconfigured mobile app by 2017, predicts Gartner.
Google's acquisition of cloud-based mobile device management startup Divide is seen as a move by the search giant to translate Android's popularity in the consumer market into uptake in the enterprise market, particularly for BYOD environments.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 4/4 including: T-Mobile's $100 credit offer to BlackBerry customers, the lack of ability to make calls and web browse simultaneously on the Sprint Spark, Google encourages CIOs to get ready for wearables and embrace BYOD, who will dominate the BYOD security market and the decision of Mozilla's new CEO to step down because of his stance on same-sex marriage.
Server backup software--something of a commodity enterprise IT product--appears to be creeping in on the greener mobile device management market. For CIOs, this may mean bundled solutions are on the horizon or a crossover product, mobile device backup/data protection, could gain popularity as vendors attempt to cross sell these solutions to the enterprise, says Nikolay Yamakawa, a 451 Research analyst.
As employees come back to work after the holiday break, they will be bringing the smartphones and tablets they received as gifts to the workplace and CIOs need to be prepared.
Renato Sogueco, CIO of the Society of American Florists, built his company's MDM policy from the ground up. His motivation was rooted in, among other things, the constant frustration of security holes across all mobile platforms.
To address the growing need for qualified mobile IT professionals, IT trade association CompTIA announced a new CompTIA Mobility+ certification program to verify IT professionals have the skills they need to keep pace with mobile market advances.
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.