Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: July 11-15
How is mobile and cloud computing affecting mainframes? How long should you wait to upgrade your mobile OS? Also, what can IT do to protect your data if you use a personal phone for work?
Why cloud and mobile bring growth – and new challenges – to the mainframe
It might surprise you that mainframes still represent the backbone for data in many organizations. What also may come as a surprise is that instead of shifting popularity to the cloud, the mere presence of cloud and mobile technologies has reinforced the need for mainframes. The reason mainframes remain important have to do with how secure and cost effective they are to run. As companies embrace new technologies they must also look at continuing to support those technologies that still do the heavy lifting for their business.
Why you should avoid OS upgrades from Microsoft and Apple (for now)
There is always excitement around major updates of mobile OS’s. Both Microsoft and Apple have announced new versions with updates to keep end users happy and security features that will appease enterprise IT. But one thing to be mindful of is that these new versions may inevitably come with their share of bugs. As we approach the release dates for these new versions, keep in mind there’s no harm in waiting.
Mobile presents numerous security challenges to IT teams within organizations. At their disposal, they are able to track usage and statistics around mobile in use by employees. What this means for employees though, is it puts them at risk of exposing private data. This can occur when an organization allows for BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. In order to best protect employees then, IT must be conscientious about how they handle employee data, to ensure that non-corporate data is kept private.
Advanced analytics will put big data to good use
Of the biggest trends that are shaping organizations, enterprise mobility is one of the biggest and most impactful. Mobile apps and devices are changing how people work. In addition to mobile, cloud computing comes hand-in-hand. Other sweeping changes to the workplace include social networking and advanced analytics adoption.