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Bring Your Own App – Impacts to Business Processes

Justin Roche

The ground swell of consumerisation in IT has moved on from Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to Bring Your Own App with more and more employees downloading and using personally acquired apps in a business context. Telsyte’s Australian Enterprise Mobility Market Study 2014 reveals that 27% of business surveyed, 460 in total, allow employees to use personal apps at work. Clearly there are productivity gains to be achieved, however, there are also potential risks to company business processes when employees reshape how they work using self-provisioned personal apps in an unstructured, organic, evolutionary manner.

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OWA and ActiveSync on IS18 - ISO27001

Justin Roche

Outlook Web Access (OWA) over ActiveSync poses significant risks to government agencies as a result of easy access by non-approved devices, particularly personal devices. The threat vector for unauthorised access through social circumstances is high and can lead to data loss without appropriate logging. This article considers the implications for IS18 compliance and potential resolutions.

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Is the iPad the best thing for Microsoft and what does it mean for Enterprise IT?

Randall Cameron

The last few years have seen many Office competitors born, acquired and some go on to become very successful. Documents To Go by Dataviz was the name that started it all in mobile office editors and was so popular on BlackBerry that RIM acquired Dataviz in 2010. At that stage Docs To Go was also one of the leading iPad Office editing offerings on the market which made this acquisition an interesting one as RIM was searching for an answer to consumerisation.

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New GEMA Member Boosts Global Managed Mobility Services in Ireland

MSC Mobility Admin

DUBLIN, LONDON and ZURICH, March 13th 2014 -  The Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), the world’s leading independent joint venture providing enterprise mobility managed services to multinational organisations, today announced that Ireland’s premier specialist enterprise IT mobility integrator, CWSI has been accredited as a GEMA member, significantly boosting the alliance’s capabilities and presence in Ireland.

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Strategic Alliance Enhances Global Managed Mobility Services for Multinationals

MSC Mobility Admin

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, February 24th 2014 - The Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), the world’s leading independent joint venture providing enterprise mobility managed services to multinational organisations, today announced that it has entered into a strategic global partnership with Samsung Electronics.

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VMware Acquisition of AirWatch – The Implications

Justin Roche

VMware has announced its acquisition of AirWatch, a global leader in enterprise mobile device management for $1.2 billion. The immediate implications are expected to be minimal while VMware assimilates the purchase into its portfolio of products. The likely change will be to pricing. AirWatch have been aggressively pricing its Mobile Device Management software in a bid to dominate the market and build a foundation for selling value added software packages such as file and data access tools.

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Mobilise My Mainframe… and the pitfalls

Justin Roche

Mobility applications are taking the distributed client server architecture to the next level and a resent research report provides the numbers. A recent Compuware report finds that 90% of CIO’s are using outdated transaction monitoring practices that do not provide sufficient insight into how distributed applications impact mainframes. The knock on effect is technical teams needlessly ‘war rooming’ complex application issues they can’t see. Persistent application issues of this nature can impact the company’s brand and drive up management costs.

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Disrupt the consumer experience with iBeacon

Jason Ferguson

Imagine compiling your shopping list on your smart device and as you enter a shopping centre your list is transformed into a personalised map that highlights not only where to find the items on your list, but also the location of products that are of interest to you – based on preferences or previous purchases.  As you pass a movie poster you take a photo and are greeted with options to select a session and purchase tickets with a single tap.

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Mobile Market Attraction – what does it mean?

Randall Cameron

Watching the mobile market for many years now it is interesting to see the wholesale changes that have happened like BYOD consumerisation and adoption vs the mainstays of where the true ROI lays. (Field service automation etc). The IT world has a habit of coming up with new names for the same thing. Cloud = Mainframe...

So to get above the weeds in your MDM selection we have started to see attraction becoming more and more important. In my opinion I see 3 layers of attraction

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Mobile Doesn’t Matter...But Strategy Does...

Justin Roche

Enterprise mobility is a top priority for CIO’s and CTO’s globally. Consumerisation of IT, BYOD and ‘users doing it for themselves’ has become common plan in organisations whether the technical department are aware of it or not. Mobility is at the pointy end of these trends with users bringing their own devices, own applications and own attitudes to managing risk.

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How iCloud Keychain Hacked Me

Justin Roche

iCloud Keychain helpfully captures all a users WiFi, Browser (Safari) website passwords and ID’s as well as internet accounts. In the consumer world this can be very useful but in the corporate context it introduces a number of threat vectors. iCloud Keychain will capture credit card information as well and attached this detail to the keychain (corporate credit cards anyone?). Lastly, developers can enable their apps to leverage the keychain to save application passwords to other devices.

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Mobile Ate My WiFi!

Justin Roche

WiFi saturation will drag corporate WiFi networks to their knees unless the technology department enable some level of segmentation and quality of service management.

Device updates are not the only challenge when dealing with bandwidth issues associated with mobile devices. Mobile devices typically add net new minutes to the network for ‘standard’ internet traffic such as social media sites, youtube and other web media traffic which may be difficult to block in an enterprise through standard proxy approaches.

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YouCo Italy Enters GEMA

MSC Mobility Admin

 The Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), the world’s leading independent joint venture providing enterprise mobility managed services to multinational organisations today announced that Italy’s leading mobile systems integrator and specialist service provider, YouCo S.r.l., has joined GEMA, enhancing the alliance’s capabilities and presence in the Italian market.

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MSC mCloud upgrades to AirWatch version 6.5

MSC Mobility Admin

MSC Mobility is proud to announce that the MSC mCloud Solution is now running on AirWatch version 6.5.

MSC Mobility’s mCloud service provides a pay-as-you-go software as a service model that allows Enterprise IT departments to manage and monitor iOS and Android devices without the need for additional infrastructure and technical skills to operate.

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Navigating the Mobile Inflection Point

Justin Roche

Not surprisingly, in a world where mobility, BYOD and a plethora of apps make managing productive outcomes a very muddy business and a significant challenge for enterprises. Forester in their recently released whitepaper “Wanted: Mobile Engagement Providers” highlight the need for the right team with the right skills and processes. Mobility services are forecast to become a $32.4 billion industry which speaks to the orientation of enterprises to buy in capability to cover gaps in skills and execution across an increasingly complex, fragmented, quickly developing field.

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