As many as 40 percent of US citizens who work for large corporations use their own smartphones, desktops, laptops, and tablets to do business.
That’s according to IT market research company Gartner, which recently surveyed over 4,300 people about their technology and attitudes. more»
Mobile manufacturer BlackBerry said it has bought a UK company Movitu. Financial details of the transaction weren’t revealed.
Movitu makes so called virtual identities for mobile operators that lets many numbers to be active on a single device.
BlackBerry said this help device management for bring your own device (BYOD) and corporate environments. more»
A report said that notebook sales – particularly in Europe – are set to grow strongly after Microsoft said it will cut licensing fees for low end models to $15 a unit.
According to Digitimes, the enterprise market has finally decided to upgrade its user base as a result of Windows stopping XP support last April. more»
Gartner said that while many businesses think it’s time for them to go mobile, there are obstacles to that move and many don’t know how to proceed.
But, said Darryl Carlton, a research director at the market research company, the key to success is appplications architecture and design,
“Designing your applications to meet the demands of BYOD is not the same as setting usage policies or having strategic sourcing plans that mandate a particular platform,” he said. more»
A report claimed that nearly half people using tablets have experienced failure in the last two years, making them a poor choice as devices in the business sector.
The survey was undertaken by Panasonic which – it is only fair to say – has an axe to grind because it is pushing its Toughbook range of tablets. more»
A report from Zscaler examines security threats ahead and said the diversity of devices used to access data make it difficult for organisations to stay ahead.
The Zscaler 2014 Security Cloud Forecast says that attacks on DNS servers are increasing and one of the problems is that “tens of thousands” of Internet DNS are not secured. more»
Giant CRM company Salesforce said it has released a service connecting employees, customers and partners to any app on any device.
Called Salesforce Identity, the service is intended to make accessing data universally, wherever it is stored.
The company said that the service lets firms create a connected app and strategy, which can then be managed from a central location. more»
A survey by Context said that despite the prevalence of BYOD (bring your own device) in the work place, security cannot be guaranteed.
Context says there’s a clear trade off between convenience and security. It examined three products: Airwatch, Blackberry Universal Device Service and Good for Enterprise, in conjunction with IOS and Android devices. more»
More and more tablets are being used in companies with large numbers now being used to access corporate data and apps.
That’s according to a survey from Ovum, which points out that using tablets is changing the way people work.
The survey, conducted in the second quarter of this year, showed that 17.6 percent of people had been given tablets by their employers, compared to 12.5 percent in 2012. more»
Security software companies must try harder to take advantage of mobile malware misgivings and convince smartphone users to start parting with their cash.
This overwhelming preference among mobile users for free stuff needn’t be a barrier to new revenue streams for the security developers, according to a report out today from Juniper Research. more»
Avnet and VMWare are collaborating to open an End User Computing practice in Britain, to push channel partners towards the desktop transformation market, utilising VMware’s Horizon suite along with Avnet SolutionsPath.
Avnet insists that as the office environment rushes towards Bring Your Own Device, IT departments are faced with emerging threats to make sure their networks are fit for security as well as cost effective. more»
Most IT departments are not certain their mobile policies are compliant with both corporate policy and government regulation, according to a report.
Bring Your Own Device means staff are increasingly taking their smartphones into work. Despite this, according to research commissioned by Accellion, an enterprise security company, just 30 percent of organisations have an approved BYOD policy. more»
Most CIOs are happy to let employees bring their own devices to work as the BYOD trend shows no sign of slowing.
IT departments were forced to adapt when personal devices frequently had better compute power and more utility than company-issued Blackberrys. more»
It appears that three quarters of British companies have given in to tech promiscuity in the form of BYOD. A total of 76 percent of CIOs surveyed by Robert Half Technology are now reporting that their companies allow employees to bring their own gear to work. more»
Microsoft’s Surface tablets are refusing to die thanks to a bit of help from another bloated and overvalued mess – the public sector. Phoenix Software reports that it has seen a 40 percent surge in demand for Surface tablets from schools, colleges and the rest of the public sector. more»