Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Nov 7-11

Balancing the consumerisation of IT

Gemalto warns over mobile app security ecosystem in latest report
Security provider Gemalto recently conducted a survey to discover what aspects of mobile apps are most compelling to users (reliability and security), and also what peoples’ greatest fears were when conducting tasks via mobile. Most people fear losing data, while fears around fraud and phishing rounded out the top three. To assuage fears, app developers and device platforms are expected to do the legwork as far as data protection.

Balancing the consumerisation [sic] of IT
A trend is emerging in the workplace where employees are beginning to drive purchasing decisions for IT. For years now, people expect a certain user experience when it comes to the apps they use to get things done. This in turn creates demand for better UX when they use things for work. While this concept of “shadow IT” does create challenges for an organization security-wise, it can be widely beneficial for employees seeking ease-of-use for workplace apps.

How to maintain data and document security with a mobile workforce
Before enabling full access to company data and documents by way of a mobile device, it’s best to ask the question of what exactly is needed and who needs to access it. Being mindful of the apps that employees are using to access data, what their permissions are, and what to do in the event of a breach or a lost device, are all pragmatic approaches to securing your company’s data.

How the Internet of Things is impacting enterprise networks
While many companies are only very recently getting ramped up on mobile, still other companies are forging ahead with IoT, or Internet of Things. Mobile has presented a number of challenges and so other points of access on the network are no different. With more fluid access comes challenges for IT, and so specialized VPN networks are required and extra security measures must be taken.

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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