cioinsight.com
Home > RSS Feeds > Mobility
  • It's probably time to rethink this whole notion of work-life balance. With huge numbers of workers saying that they're using their work devices for personal business and using their personal devices to do work, the line between work and personal business is no longer just blurry. It's virtually nonexistent, and IT security teams must pay attention. That's the key takeaway from a recent survey conducted by MSI Research on behalf of Intel Security. MSI interviewed 2,500 professionals in 12 countries to gauge their attitudes about online data protection in the era of mobile business. What they found is that employees are increasingly using their work and personal devices interchangeably, placing the onus on their employers to adequately protect both. "Working wherever and whenever has rapidly become the norm, as employees and employers strive for increased productivity, collaboration and responsiveness," said Candace Worley, a senior vice president at Intel Security. "This can pose significant security risks for organizations, as employees often use whatever network is available to them whether they are sure it's secure or not." In other words, you're letting your mobile employees roam outside of your network unchecked at your own risk.

  • Bad phone behavior at work leads to miscommunications, misunderstandings, and the misuse of time and resources. Getting control of this situation isn't easy.

  • According to Google CEO Larry Page, we no longer live in a mobile-first world. We live in a mobile-only one. Given the dominance of mobility and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement in the enterprise, IT organizations will have to stay on top of the following mobility trends to watch in 2015, recently released by DMI. The trends include insights into the next generation of mobile apps, the Internet of things (IoT), phablets (a cross between a smartphone and a tablet), wearable devices and app development. With regard to the last item, organizational leaders will push tech teams to take on a greater number of projects to equip employees with more business tools. And these initiatives are expected to grow increasingly complex in nature. "We live in a mobile world that is changing at an unparalleled pace, straining the capacity of many enterprises to keep up with the growth," says Jay Sunny Bajaj, DMI founder and CEO. "[Enterprises need] an end-to-end mobility solution that enhances evolving, all-encompassing strategies and tactics, from mobility management to app development to omni-channel implementation and everything in between."

  • A report on mobile trends in the SMB segment covers Apple's dominance in this market, as well as the growing popularity of larger smartphones and phablets.

  • Extremely accurate indoor location technology isn't just for Facebook check-ins. It's going to transform the workplace—and much sooner than you think.

  • While mobile file-sharing products boost team collaboration, a significant number of employees said they struggle to use these tools when working outside the office, according to a recent survey from Soonr. The accompanying report, "The Increasing Challenges of Mobility in the Workplace," indicates that professionals at all levels, including CEOs, are encountering these challenges. Much of these problems can be attributed to a lack of a company-approved file-sharing service. As a result, more workers are staying in the office to ensure access to important documents, reversing a trend toward the increased virtual work arrangements that have boosted productivity. "Workplace mobility is today's business paradigm," according to the report. "Employees are now working in the office, on the road, at home and in the field, and their business content needs to be accessible and editable from any location in order to remain productive. But in with the mix of BYOD (bring your own device) and corporate-issued devices in the workplace, it's more complex than ever to share files, sync devices and keep content current, while still keeping business data secure." A total of 1,075 employees, executives, IT professionals and other company representatives took part in the research.