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The SharePoint Mobile Disconnect: Android Devices Left Out in the Cold

The surge in popularity of Android devices has caught many organizations off guard, wondering how to marry Android devices with content stored in SharePoint. According to IDC, Android OS posted a 163% year over year growth and grabbed 63% market share in Q2 2013, while the combined Windows Phone and Windows Mobile OS’ market share was only 4.5%.

Working in an any device world

The professional workforce today is very different from that of 13 years ago when I first moved to Silicon Valley. Back then one laptop per employee was a luxury and Dell’s devices were the choice of any tech-savvy employee. Today, an employee starting at Accellion has at least three devices – laptop, tablet and smartphone – if not more. In this world of multiple devices per employees, there are positives and negatives.

Why multitasking is actually slowing us down

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The average person is now armed with 2.9 mobile devices. As we continue to collect new devices, we as managers need to ensure we’re keeping our workforce productive as they make the most of the latest and greatest technological advances.

Box.com – Three Strikes; You’re Out

Dan Tynan, a reporter, is playing the role of umpire. No, he hasn’t been on the field for the  Red Sox/Cardinals world series games, but he is calling the shots when it comes to security & compliance and storing personal data in the cloud. Here’s his play by play:

Departing Employees are an IT Nightmare

When an employee leaves your company, whether on good terms or not, the last thing you want is them walking out of the door with proprietary company documents. Yet, it’s happening more than you might think.

Dropbox compromised, again

Dropbox is making headlines again, but not for the best of reasons. The file sharing service has been compromised - once more.

Earlier this week it was reported that criminals are targeting Dropbox users with a bogus password reset email that, when clicked, infects the victim's machine with a Zeus-family malware.

The growing problem of constant mobile access

In today’s world a buzzing smartphone takes priority over anything else going on in the room, and it’s a growing pet peeve of mine. If I’m having a face-to-face conversation with someone it should have priority, yet this doesn’t hold true for a significant number of my coworkers.

Increasing Mobile Productivity for Your Road Warriors

A partner at a law firm is preparing for an upcoming deposition with his staff.  They must review thousands of pages of imaged (PDF) documents from their findings, as well as collobarate and identify key areas of interests for follow-up. These documents are highly senstive and must be secured both in transit, and at rest, to protect clients personal information.  Furthermore,  he is leaving for a business trip to Chicago and would like to review these documents during the flight, so that he can be more productive.

Its not all about device and apps, you should protect your data.

When BYOD first took the enterprise by storm, IT professionals were sent into a bit of a panic, wondering how to manage mixed deployments of Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry and Windows devices. The focus was on the phones and tablets themselves – how to register, how to configure, how to set policies, how to enforce controls, etc.

Mobile lessons from the next generation

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My wife is wonderfully low tech. When her old, vanilla mobile phone stopped working a year ago, she insisted that she didn’t want to replace it with a smartphone. She claimed the features were wasted on her and they would get in the way of how she wanted to use the phone, to speak with people. Last weekend she surprised me by deciding she now wants a phone with all the bells and whistles.  I was worried that she’d been bitten by the new iPhone bug, which hit 9 million other people in one weekend, but her change of mind was more educated.  She was learning from our kids.

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