Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Aug 29 – Sep 9

Why CEOs should care about mobile

What is CYOD and why is it an attractive option for companies looking to support mobile? Also, mobile isn’t just for the IT group, it’s important for the CEO to consider as well. Finally, last week Apple announced new phone versions. What do the new devices entail for the enterprise?

Why should CEOs care about mobile?
It used to be that anything mobile-related within a company was only a concern of the IT group. But as mobile proliferates the workplace and becomes an integral part of daily business practices, so then must CEOs be a part of planning and implementation of mobile. Company leaders must be involved in mobility from the get-go in order to best serve their employees.

As businesses enable cloud and mobility, they cannot forget about security
With the rise of mobile and cloud computing, consumers are starting to have certain expectations around what they have access to and how they go about it. This in turn puts pressure on IT within organizations to not only support the end users but also having to keep in mind security best practices.

CYOD is increasingly enterprise policy of choice
While many people would love to use their own personal phone to perform their jobs, the unfortunate reality is that it places an undue burden on IT to both support and secure these myriad devices. What is becoming an attractive alternative is for a company to make investments into mobility by buying and providing devices for employees to use, that they are able to select. This is commonly referred to as CYOD, or Choose Your Own Device.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus FAQ: Everything you need to know about Apple's new phones
As many predicted, the most dramatic change with Apple’s new line of phones is the removal of the headphone jack. In addition to this, a new jet black finish (which has proven to be popular, based on pre-orders) and enhancements to the CPU and cameras, there is plenty to be excited about for the iPhone.

What does iOS 10 mean for businesses?
Although Apple’s announcement last week to show off the new iPhone focused on the hardware, there are a number of features coming in iOS 10 that should please not only the consumer but also the enterprise. They’ve expanded on some EMM (Enterprise Mobile Management) technologies and also added some security features that should please IT.

Mobile security risks abound: Here's what you should be focusing on
Knowing that mobility can present challenges to a company’s security, what are the most common vulnerabilities that deserve attention? Ensuring that users are updating to the latest OS versions can help prevent some problems, as well as educating users on how to avoid malware. A company that invests in a solid SSO (single sign on) solution is likely to not only prevent attacks, but it provides for a good user experience as well.

Jenny Blumberg, Mobile Solutions Manager

In Jenny's years at Sitrion she has supported many products including Glassboard, widgets, various RSS readers, and the Sitrion Social mobile apps. When she’s not conquering enterprise mobile challenges, she’s snowboarding, cooking, or camping in beautiful Colorado.

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