BYOD and mobile security over a coffee
What happens when a smartphone without a security system is left in the middle of an urban jungle? Experts from Symantec have tried to answer this question with the “Smartphone Honey Stick” project.
BYOx: a workplace reality
The Bring Your Own (BYOx) era is here, here to stay, and very real. A practice that was once considered a threat to corporate information and network security has now become an entrenched way of working. Employees are now taking their smartphones and tablet computers to work with them and downloading, uploading and sharing data, both personal and professional, in unprecedented amounts. Today, BYOx has become the reason why corporate IT policies typically designed for laptops and desktops must be adapted and extended to cover mobile devices.
The New Generation of Unified Communications and Collaboration
The emergence of smartphones, applications, social media technologies, storage in the cloud, social file sharing workspaces… all this combined with ubiquitous digital connectivity anytime, anywhere has changed human behavior in a way that is rapidly affecting business norms and setting new demands on business leaders including CIOs.
4G increases the potential of Unified Communications
Unified communications solutions can enable strong streamlining of a company’s business and operational processes. 4G sets a stronger quality base for unified communications. Connectivity through high-quality, real-time transmission of voice, data and video supports new behaviour and enables global collaboration and innovation in an unimaginable manner. Accessism – the constantly connected state – is here to stay. Low latency is the enabler for entirely new mobile services and changed behaviours. New applications require high-quality, high-capacity services. Streaming video with HD quality will become a natural way of working.
The Telco & the Cloud
The evolution of the internet has enabled the evolution of a new kind of business model – one built on virtual networks and software, available remotely for access by users no longer constrained by physical location. This in turn has resulted in the growth of a phenomenon known popularly as “Cloud Computing” or, a more encompassing term – “Services in the Cloud”.
Smartphones are revolutionizing the workplace but, without a rock-solid management infrastructure in place, they threaten to overwhelm the IT department and blow a hole in enterprise security. No longer able to simply provide a laptop for computing and a BlackBerry for email, the IT department needs to exercise control over settings, security, connectivity and software over all mobile devices in the organization.
Global reach: Taking your business forward
“Anywhere IT” enables today’s multinational employee to reach across the globe, from anywhere, at any time, in order to maintain contact with colleagues, customers and business partners and have instant access to business information. Essentially it enables workers to be more effective, more efficient and more productive, thereby supporting the strategy of a business that seeks to move forward and develop its competitive advantage. In this paper we look at real examples of these technologies integrated in the work environment. The examples outline the technologies and show the business benefits each has brought in terms of increased productivity, cost savings, better use of existing assets and improved return on investment.
Enterprise Mobility: Confronting the challenge, reaping the rewards
The challenge of addressing mobility at the enterprise level is currently giving companies great pause for thought. An increasingly mobile workforce brings benefits of increased productivity and employee satisfaction but also a range of security risks and policy issues. Those organizations that proactively embrace enterprise mobility will thrive in the coming years. The process begins with accepting mobility and “bring your own device” (BYOD) as the new reality in the workplace.
Telecom Expense Management strikes the balance between optimal service and costs
By Deutsche Telekom
Mobility has reached a higher stage of sophistication and customization, which in turn opens the door to a multitude of benefits. Mobile workers who wirelessly connect to advanced applications with their own devices – such as smart phones or tablet PCs – generate exponentially expanding data volumes. The increasing complexity with which multinational corporations (MNCs) are faced on an international scale needs to be handled in a professional manner. Telecom Expense Management (TEM) is a key enabler in gaining a competitive edge for the core business. However, this will be achieved only if TEM also addresses resource optimization and not merely cost issues.
Mobile Device Management is the key enabler for secure enterprise mobilization
By Deutsche Telekom
Mobility has reached a higher stage of sophistication and customization, which in turn opens the door to an unprecedented range of benefits. Today, mobile workers in remote locations are wirelessly connected to advanced applications with their own devices, such as smartphones or tablet PCs. This leads to a massive expansion of the enterprise environment, higher responsiveness and increased competitiveness.
Enabling the Smart Company
Business behaviour is changing. The world is growing more compact and companies are becom ing networked in an everchanging environment. Increasing connectivity and competition puts increasing pressure on companies and their employ ees to be more productive and effective.