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.
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.
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.
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BlackBerry will need to line up more partnerships like the one it signed recently with Samsung to provide a security mobility product for Android.
Few enterprises are ready for the influx of wearables and other connected devices, according to a survey of 1,646 business and IT professionals by nonprofit IT association ISACA.
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.
Due to lengthy time to market and lack of consumer use case, smartglasses shipments will only reach 10 million units per year by 2017, predicts Juniper Research.
Companies doing their best to secure and encrypt mobile devices used to transmit sensitive data may be undermined by an injection of a "perma-cookie" from their service providers, recent reports indicate.
Nearly half of 297 IT executives surveyed by the nonprofit IT association CompTIA believe that the Internet of Things is over-hyped.