The top three technology areas where enterprises are investing are mobile security/mobile device management, BYOD policy development and mobilizing business apps, according to Joe Pappano, president of IBM's MDM firm MaaS360 by Fiberlink.
As programs like BYOD become more accepted and more frequently deployed, the number of use cases for companies to follow or refer to increases as well. Dave Cartwright, a 20-year veteran in the IT industry, outlines the "essential checklist" that companies and employees can follow to secure their own mobile device programs.
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IT security measures for mobile devices can't be too "painful or annoying" or employees will try to go around them, increasing risks for the enterprises.
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Two-thirds of large enterprises believe that mobile devices are the weakest link in their security framework, according to a survey by Loudhouse Research on behalf of enterprise mobility firm BlackBerry.
IT directors are hungry for cloud computing benefits confirmation, and they got some this week with the release of a new cloud workspaces report from Gigaom Research and IndependenceIT.
Apple has stepped in to the fill the enterprise mobility gap left by BlackBerry, according to data from customers of enterprise mobility management firm Globo.
Companies that are adopting BYOD often face an expensive and complicated process of integrating iOS and Android devices into their existing Windows-based infrastructure.
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.