New data shows that companies are increasingly exposed to security risks due to a variety of consumer-grade technology brought in by the employees. I just returned from a tour in the Nordic countries where I presented to the local press the results of the latest BYOD survey* conducted by YouGov on behalf of Trend Micro….Read More
It might sound like an obvious thing to say, but in the IT industry it’s easy to get lost in the technology. Unfortunately, fixating too much on the bits, bytes, and specs can often distract IT pros from the job at hand – supporting the business. Something of a stand-off between staff and IT has…Read More
We’ve seen the fast pace in which SMBs are adopting mobile devices, with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as way to help small business owners save time, increase revenue, reduce costs, and drive productivity. In a recent survey, 2012 Information Security Breaches Survey (ISBS), PricewaterhouseCoopers found that more than 61% of SMBs in the UK…Read More
Rather than resist it, organizations should embrace Consumerization to unlock its business potential. This requires a strategic approach, flexible policies and appropriate security and management tools. The Consumerization of IT is the single most influential technology trend of this decade. Companies are already well aware of it, as they wrestle with the growing influx and…Read More
For all its hype iCloud does not represent a fundamentally new problem. Employees are already bringing personal devices to work and wanting to use them in their jobs, and these unmanaged devices are mixing personal and corporate data on a system that is outside the control of the security and IT teams.
Apple’s announcement last week of the new iCloud service has generated a lot of buzz, and a lot of questions from IT directors and secadmins.
I recently had an interesting chat with the operator of our snack vending machine while making a coffee in the kitchen. She was restocking our machine and had her iPad sitting on the table. In their 2 person company they now have 2 iPads and a PC. They do their inventory control and tracking while onsite at customer premises via the iPad.
The lack of a strategic approach to the Consumerization of Enterprise Mobility creates security risks, financial exposure and a management nightmare for IT. Employees around the globe are increasingly becoming more mobile as wireless devices and mobile data networks become ubiquitous, simple to use and affordable. The business benefits of extending enterprise data and applications…Read More