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SharePoint’s Growing Pains in a Mobile-First World

SharePoint is everywhere. As of late 2012, it was deployed in 80% of the Fortune 500 and could claim 100 million users worldwide. Microsoft continues developing new features and enhancements, and enterprises continue to buy new versions. The SharePoint economy is big, it’s established, and it’s not going away.

Avoiding Extinction

Technologies come and go. In a recent column in The New York Times, Farhad Manjoo advises readers which hardware and software products to choose if they want to minimize the chances of investing in technologies that end up being scuttled by the market’s invisible hand.

Keeping Mobile Computing Both Secure and Productive for Federal Workers

A new study by Mobile Work Exchange (summarized here and available here) found some surprising trends in federal workers’ use of mobile technology and mobile security.  While use of mobile devices is now widespread among federal workers resulting in boosts to worker productivity, security implications are worrisome

A great “IDEA” for delivering enterprise mobility: focus on “Mobile Moments”

There is a lot being written about mobile computing these days, but little of it offers the clarity and practical wisdom of a new report from Forrester Research, Mobile Moments Transform Customer Experience.

The future of mobile file sharing and data privacy

Dear Aaron and Drew,
We share a common goal - creating solutions that improve the way people access, share, create and sync the information they care about most. It's an incredibly valuable service we all strive to provide, supporting the content needs of professionals and consumers around the world.
The past 12 months have been filled with the antics of Edward Snowden, the NSA, and numerous hacks occurring at Fortune 500 companies, putting issues of privacy and digital security to the forefront of everyone's minds.

Designing solutions for a mobile world

Despite the fact that many of us, especially those of us in the technology industry, proclaim to be living in the era of mobile computing, most of the software solutions being developed and marketed today are not designed with a mobile-first perspective.  Why is it that we as an industry are having such a hard time evolving our software designs to work with the new mobile form factor?

Introducing kiteworks

The technology industry is built on a culture of innovation, and an inherent drive to make things more efficient, more useful, and more engaging. Today there is a mobile revolution occurring, transforming the way we work and the tools we use for that work.

We believe that all organizations need a way for employees to share information from wherever, on any device, with people inside and outside the organization without exposing confidential information.

NSA PRISM Shines Spotlight on Cloud Security and Control – or Lack Thereof

When news of the NSA PRISM scandal exploded into the media this year, individuals and organizations alike were floored by the sheer size of the data collection operation, and by the number of organizations participating. The ensuing revelations about the kinds of data that were collected, and for how long, has made organizations more cautious about how their employees share and store information, and has put security at the forefront of conversations on cloud data storage.

Is Secure BYOD on Your Holiday Wish List?

As you’re wrapping up 2013, the chances are good that new phones and tablets are being wrapped up as well – ready to enter your enterprise at the start of next year whether you’re ready or not. When employees return to work bearing shiny new devices, will you be singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” or “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as the cold reality of BYOD sets in?

Total connectivity. Maybe.

I live in Palo Alto, considered by some to be the tech hub of the world that also happens to have amazing weather, but its cell coverage is ridiculously spotty. Sweden on the other hand, where I grew up, has outstanding cell coverage but the weather is nothing to write home about. In December, Stockholm has about 6 hours of daylight and 18 hours of darkness. I’m still trying to find a place to live that has the weather I crave, alongside the connectivity I need to get work done.


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