Acorda Therapeutics, a developer of drugs used for central nervous system disorders, wanted to ensure that its 500 employees could share and work on documents using their mobile devices in a secure environment. Acorda opted for the EMC Syncplicity file management app.
Bring-your-own-device practices are now 5 years old. David Lingenfelter reflects on how the trend emerged, quickly evolved, and where it is heading in the enterprise.
Mobile device security software market is forecast by Infonetics Research to increase at a 25 percent compound annual growth rate, topping $4 billion by 2018. This growth will be fueled increasing number of threats to mobile devices, particularly those running Android.
The convergence of the Internet of Things and enterprise mobility management will be a key enterprise trend in the coming years. Vendors that can bring these two capabilities together successfully will find enthusiastic enterprise customers.
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Two-thirds of midmarket organizations have deployed a mobile device management solution and more than half support BYOD, according to a survey of midmarket firms by enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology.
Mobile technology is a vital tool for enterprises, but it opens them up to threats such as mobile malware, lost or stolen devices and hackers, notes an infographic by CDW and Intel's McAfee.
Organizations continue to embrace BYOD practices in large numbers, but many fail to put key safeguards in place to keep data and networks secure.