Workers are concerned about the security and privacy implications of wearables, but think that they will make them more efficient and productive at work, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In light of the recent spate of high-profile data breaches, the security of wireless local access networks has become the number one concern of IT departments, according to a survey of IT purchase decision makers at 163 medium and large North American enterprises by Infonetics Research.
Despite the growing popularity of bring-your-own-device programs, a new study reveals that American workers are skeptical of using business applications on mobile devices because of password complications and network security fears.
A full 40 percent of U.S. employees at large enterprises use personally owned devices at work, according to a survey of 4,300 U.S. adults conducted by Gartner.
With Google and Apple vowing to block any effort by the U.S. government to add backdoors in new mobile devices, the debate about mobile device security has escalated even more. For the enterprise, any opening into a device, even one deemed necessary by the government for law enforcement or national security, might lead to an exploitable flaw that could give up company data.
Mobility is no longer a nice-to-have for enterprises; it is becoming integral to providing connectivity to employees.
Financial institutions generally are reluctant to implement a BYOD program because they operate in a highly regulated industry. First State Bank of Bedias in Texas decided to test the BYOD waters by offering corporate email access to personally owned devices.
As enterprises increasingly deploy Internet of Things devices to improve efficiency while reducing costs, the security of all of these ends points will become a challenge for IT departments. Unfortunately, secure product development is "not the norm for connected things," warns ABI Research.
Apple Pay, Cupertino's foray into mobile payments, is expected to launch Oct. 18, according to a leaked Walgreens internal memo obtained by MacRumors.
Tablets are becoming indispensable tools for doctors as they make their hospital rounds, writes Brian Horowitz in a Tech Page One article.