Avoiding problems in BYOD  [06/28/2013]
Bring your own device is a fairly new trend for businesses but it is still something that needs to be considered with a level of urgency. CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige said there are some early pitfalls in the adoption of this technology organizations need to look out for, including having too open of an attitude toward new apps.
Only 36 percent of organizations have a BYOD policy  [06/24/2013]
The bring your own device trend seems to be spreading whether organizations adopt a policy for it or not, but according to a recent report by Cisco and BT, a mere 36 percent or businesses said they have a policy already in place.
Using mobile device management to control security  [06/24/2013]
Smartphones and tablets are offering a new challenge for IT professionals everywhere and TechTarget contributor Philip Clarke wrote that variability and knowing the specific requirements of each devices is becoming more important within each business. Controls, such as those offered by mobile device management, are now necessary to help make sure data owned by these devices are secure.
Don't fall into misconceptions of the cloud  [06/24/2013]
There's a lot of hype in the cloud based services industry. Although much of it is positive and true, IT professional Jason Tooley wrote on The Guardian's website that there is a lot of misinformation out there that organizations need to avoid. Each organization should look into the cloud itself and see what kind of benefits it could have for their business, as many end up thinking about the cloud in terms that do not fit the platform.
Feel secure in the cloud  [06/24/2013]
There has been a rising level of comfort in the business use of cloud based services and industry professional Pravin Kothari wrote on The Guardian that there are still concerns about security and privacy issues.
BYOD doesn't have to be negative  [06/24/2013]
Although there are some "nightmare" stories when it comes to running a bring your own device policy, Small business Trends founder Anita Campbell wrote that it doesn't have to be that way. While there are security risks, using mobile device management software, taking control of the network and creating happier and more knowledgeable employees can all be big benefits to transitioning into this program.
Monitor the cloud to help keep it secure  [06/24/2013]
While much of the cybersecurity market has been preventative over the past decade, Gartner analyst Anton Chuvakin said in a presentation at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit that organizations must be sure they are using security monitoring tools that encompass security information and event management (SIEM).
Cloud adoption to continue ascent this throughout 2013  [06/24/2013]
The pace of adoption is steadily increasing for businesses and cloud based services, according to a recent report from GigaOM Research and North Bridge Venture Partners. In 2013, 75 percent of those surveyed said they are using some sort of cloud computing solutions, up from 67 percent last year. The report forecasted that the industry will hit nearly $159 billion by 2014, a 126.5 percent increase from 2011.
Top tips on managing BYOD hazards  [06/21/2013]
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Not every company will save with BYOD  [06/20/2013]
When it comes time to adopt a bring your own device policy, each company will need to look at itself and what costs will come from a program such as this. Organizations need to remember that mobile device management and other security needs to be in place first, but cannot forget that the costs that come with it.