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Viewing entries tagged with mobile-device-management

Fri

Nov 9, '12

I have always heard stories about new Android security issues, but to be honest, I usually ignore them and chalk them up to “some guy installed a random rogue app and it stole his contact list.” Typically, my philosophy has been just don’t install random apps or apps from non-reputable sources, and you don’t have anything to worry about, but I have recently found out that many Android exploits, which take advantage of security flaws, can also be found in popular or well-known apps available from legitimate marketplaces.

Thu

Feb 23, '12

These days, if you don't know what BYOD stands for, you've just never seen the acronym. Companies around the world are implementing this long-term, "cost reduction" plan. In essence, it's happening as your employees bring their own mobile devices to use at work. If you are not seeing the challenges, your IT guys do.

Thu

May 10, '12

A growing trend, if you haven't heard of it before, is bringing your own device (BYOD). Employees are utilizing their personal devices in the workplace to add convenience in task completion. Working away from the office is much easier if you're on board with BYOD.

Wed

May 14, '14

The consequences of data loss can be devastating for a company. Lost data can result in financial losses and can have a negative impact on the reputation of a company. Recovering lost information and recreating data can be nearly impossible.

Wed

Dec 4, '13

Mobile devices are becoming incredibly common and more and more companies are allowing their employees to use their personal mobile devices for business use. The term BYOD “Bring your own device” is being a very common practice. The use of personal devices for business purposes is even more common every day. Unfortunately the consequences of using these devices without security measures can cause some very uncommon consequences.

Tue

Dec 27, '11

Smartphones and tablets can be hazardous to your health. Consider that truck drivers and cabbies, police officers and road construction workers, and doctors and nurses like Facebook, texting, and Angry Birds just as much as you. And they do these things while at work, just like you.

Thu

Mar 1, '12

BYOD (bring your own device) is rising in popularity and has government agencies on alert.  First, the increase in use of smartphones and tablets by employees in all types of organizations is causing new support challenges for IT. This issue, coupled with limited IT budgets not allowing for internal mobile device purchases or upgrades, is only going to cause an increase in BYOD.

Tue

Jan 31, '12

Many companies are feeling the effects of employees bringing their own mobile devices to work. Employees are hoping or expecting to have the IT department help set-up or solve problems, configure email, connect to Wi-Fi, and much more.