Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Aug 17-21
Apple iOS 'Quicksand' flaw enables enterprise data theft
It’s a rare occurrence that iOS contains a serious security flaw, but recently security firm Appthority found a vulnerability that can affect enterprise users. When devices are enrolled in Mobile Device Management (MDM), sometimes an organization will opt to have user credentials sent down to the device. If an attacker created an app that looks legitimate and an enterprise user downloaded it, the app can sniff around for the user information in the background and send it back to the attacker. An update to iOS, version 8.4.1, resolved this issue.
Five Ways to Measure ROI for Enterprise Mobility
Few would argue that mobility has improved the workplace in many ways. But how do you best capture the ways mobile has positively affected productivity and employee wellbeing? Evaluating revenue vs. cost and usage data are straight forward methods. Tracking adoption and satisfaction, although not as easy to measure, are still important ways to discover mobility's true impact.
Can Microsoft Gain a Mobile Edge — Finally?
With Windows 10, Microsoft is aiming to unify the experience across desktop, mobile, and beyond. They undoubtedly have a large desktop user base, and so now that developers can port apps from desktop to mobile, they could very well have a chance at boosting sales of their flagging mobile device product. Will that be enough though?
Is Apple losing its enterprise tablet edge?
Sales of the iPad have been slowing over the past year, giving Android and Windows tablets the chance to catch up. Although iPad still dominates the market, in some sectors, namely Energy, Android nearly wins over. Will the introduction of the iPad pro change this trajectory?
Preventing security threats – why are we not there yet?
The typical approach to security can be heavy-handed when it comes to mobile. Organizations must take a more granular approach, by protecting connections and understanding the unique vulnerabilities for each platform. Although organizations are making attempts at security, there are still many threats and these risks can’t hamper adoption of mobile.