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Survey Finds BYOD Devices Cluttered with Mobile Apps

How many mobile apps are installed on BYOD devices? The answer varies from employee to employee, but broadly speaking, the answer seems to be, “lots.”

IBM company Fiberlink recently surveyed mobile workers and tallied the mobiles apps installed on their devices. As reported on Dark Reading, the survey found:

Managing Exponential Data Growth with Mobile Technology

Electronic data is growing at a furious rate and has quickly become unmanageable for many. Unfortunately, the data isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data study found that the amount of data being managed per organization will increase by an average of 76% in the coming 12 to 18 months from 164.2TB to 289TB. The top sources contributing to this growth are emails, customer databases, and Word documents.

Accenture Study Finds Enterprises Struggling to Meet Their Goals with Mobile Computing

A new Accenture study of 1,500 IT leaders finds enterprises are committed to mobile strategies, but less than half have achieved break-even ROI and many are struggling to achieve their mobile-computing goals.

According to the study, enterprises recognize the strategic importance of mobile computing, even when compared to other major IT initiatives such as Big Data and cloud computing:

The Snowden Effect: Why International Companies Are Wary of U.S. Public Clouds

Following a steady drumbeat of news stories about the NSA’s widespread surveillance of consumers, companies, and even foreign heads of state, companies based outside the U.S. are increasingly wary of trusting their data to cloud services managed by U.S. firms.

New Study Highlights the Risks of Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC)

A new study by the Ponemon Institute, The Insider Threat of Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC), analyzes the risks of enterprise employees using cloud services without the permission or oversight of the IT department—a practice that the study’s author calls “Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC).”

Consumer Solutions are Revolutionizing Enterprise Computing

Are consumer solutions revolutionizing the way that enterprise software is created? Quentin Hardy of The New York Times says yes, and points to the increasingly short time period between product updates on newer solutions like Workday, as compared to product updates from traditional enterprise vendors like Oracle that can take years to be released.

Are Cloud Services Taking on a Life of Their Own?

A new report from SkyHigh Networks – a company that tracks the use of cloud services for corporate customers – found that cloud services are growing exponentially within enterprises. The findings in the report were based on traffic generated in the cloud by more than 8.3 million users in organizations spanning multiple industries.

What Consumers Risk When They Put All Their Data in a Public Cloud

Are consumers better off putting everything in the cloud?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal asked that question and presented answers by two industry pundits:  Frank Gillett of Forrester Research and Triona Guidry of Guidry Consulting, Inc.

Good News: Enterprises Take Mobile Security Risks to Heart

According to Good Technology’s “Q1 2014 Good Mobility Index Report”, more companies than ever are taking steps to mitigate security risks by leveraging secure mobile apps. The report found that secure enterprise app activations among its customer base grew 57 percent from Q4 2013, which is great news.

CTOs in the Education Sector are Focusing on Mobile Security

I have yet to see a CTO job description that highlights gymnastics as a pre-requisite. Yet, much of the role’s strategic planning and day-to-day operations are an ongoing balancing act. CTOs need to meet users’ 24x7 mobile computing needs, giving them everything needed to be successful and productive. While being on the hook to keep data access and file sharing secure.   


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