Controlling business costs using BYOD

Bring your own device (BYOD) remains a hot topic for debate, as businesses weigh up the pros and cons of allowing employees to use their own tech solutions on corporate networks. Critics continue to air concerns over data security and segmentation, but on the other hand, much has been said about the potential productivity gains….

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BYOD receives businesses backing

  The rise of the tablet and other mobile devices is changing the way that organisations work, and leading to a boom in bring your own device (BYOD) schemes. Organisations are realising that, not only can the practice bring about more efficient and connected ways of working, but it can also bring down overheads and…

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BYOD is here to stay

Bring your own device (BYOD) has become “an unstoppable, user-driven wave”, according to one technology expert. Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill Group, noted that BYOD was arguably the biggest buzz word of this year, and it will continue to gain significance in 2013. He noted that smartphones, tablets and laptops all come under this…

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Hot Topics in Security: BYOD, Human weak link & BYOD again

#ENISA #BYOD risk report published today (-1) Workplace IT? You got to love it! Last week ENISA published a detailed report covering the risks associated with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend to see opportunities and risks about applying the practice. Using own computers, phones, social networks and smart devices is the way to…

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Be Careful! Most data breaches come from within

As a business owner, who actually like employees? They turn up late, they’re sick and they are so counter-productive with everything you do. And now, according to new research from Forrester, they are 63% of the reason why data breaches happen within your organisation. This research indicates that only 25% of data breach cases are the…

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How might the rise of mobile malware impact modern businesses?

Following Monday’s increasingly popular Hot Topics debates, we decided to take a real in-depth look into the scary rise of mobile malware and its impact on modern business. Not only should phones be loved as an essential tool in communication, but they should be also taken with a pinch of salt. Knowing about privacy issues…

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Don’t ‘DUCK’ BYOD Culture, Embrace It

Following This Week’s Hot Topics, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) culture was one the week’s main talking points following a piece of research from Freeform Dynamics. Craig Mathias, Technology Guide, believed that BYOD is “one of the hottest – and most important – trends of the year”. However, how much of a trend can it be? Let’s get realistic. The…

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This week’s hot topics: Biometrics: The future of online security? The uptake of BYOD and what it means for your business and The importance of Cyber Security training

Biometrics: The future of online security? (+1.0 sentiment) There has been a lot of chatter this week around passwords – how often should they be changed? Are they even enough these days? And how can we protect ourselves against password crackers? As a result, attention has turned to an alternative, deemed to be the future…

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Gen Y’s need for full IT rights

New research indicates that more IT professionals are demanding full administrative rights and for other non-IT employees’ privileges to be cut.  Sound familiar? If not, it ought to be. Your organisation’s security could depend on it. Research undertaken by Avecto found that Generation Y workers are the most likely to demand increased administrative rights when…

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BYOD is here to stay. Time to get an action plan?

This new article produced by our industry experts covers the need for a Bring Your Own Device action plan, and how services like Windows InTune can help you manage this growing phenomenon.    For decades, information technology lived largely in the workplace – with high-spec hardware and enterprise applications providing functionality far beyond the reach of…

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