In its current guise, BYOD is somewhat like bringing up your first child. You’ve done the basics – the feeding, the changing and the trudging day to the day with a lack of sleep.
Then there comes the anxiety when the child comes down with a virus (read: security) or as to how you’re going to afford new milk formula, clothing and others essentials (data and device costs).
A couple of years later and you think the easy part is coming. The child no longer cries without explanation, is toilet trained and sleeps throughout the night. But then other hurdles emerge — like schooling, kids clubs and logistical nightmares – and you realize you [...]
Two important additions to the new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX are a native VPN client, and compatibility with a host of leading mobile device management services, including AirWatch, Fiberlink, Good Technology, Citrix, and SOTI. It also comes with secure hardware data encryption.
In a release detailing the business advantages of its new tablets, Amazon also says it's made it easier for business customers to set up their email accounts, group conversations by subject and sync their email.
Other business-friendly features include the ability to print documents and emails directly from Kindle Fire to a wireless printer and the company's built-in OfficeSuite [...]
With or without corporate approval, workers have been sharing countless documents, spreadsheets, and other content using tablet computers over the past three years.
Twenty-one percent of global information workers currently use file synchronization programs, according to Forrester research. That number is expected to increase exponentially as the research firm estimates the number of tablets in business will grow to 905 million by 2017.
As a result, organizations have been thrust into a relationship with software vendors that provide so-called sync & share applications. The consumerization of tablets with limited storage capacity, worldwide practice of BYOD, and [...]
SplitBrowser is for multi-taskers
SplitBrowser may not be the newest app in town but – having stumbled across it earlier this week – I thought I’d bring it to your attention should you have had enough with Safari or Chrome.
The app ($1.99, iTunes) comes with a simple aim of delivering two web pages at the same time. There are two web pages, two independent toolbars and a moveable division bar which can be used to resize your pages – both in portrait or landscape mode.
So, why would you use SplitBrowser? Well, you might want to stream a video in one screen while checking emails in another, or listen to music while the surf the web. [As an aside, [...]
The central issue is that as IT allows employees to use their personal smartphones and tablets on the corporate network, there is always the potential that someone will gain unauthorized access to files or use an app that infects the network with malware.
Citrix is one of many companies that offer Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Mobile Application Management (MAM) solutions, but with its new Worx App Gallery the company is looking to separate itself from competitors by offering a unique solution to the security issue.
Worx App Gallery was announced last May, with a handful of Citrix' own apps, but Wednesday the company announced it now has over 100 third-party [...]
Mobile Device Management (MDM) provider Fiberlink, set out to find out what apps are most frequently banned by analyzing data from the 2 million+ devices they manage for businesses worldwide.
Many popular consumer apps head the lists of blacklisted (banned) apps, while one of those same apps (Dropbox) also shows up on on the top 10 Whitelisted (allowed) apps for iOS.
Fiberlink also notes that the customers in the Manufacturing and Services industry have more blacklisted app policies than any other industry.
Another interesting nugget from the company's research is that less than 10% of its customers have a policy in place for either Blacklisted or Whitelisted [...]
NetApp’s Connect app stores corporate data in a virtual ‘container’ on the iPad and, by leveraging technology it gained from acquiring ionGRID in February, enables users to access data in NetApp environments without a VPN connection or any form of authentication.
The app is also compatible with Citrix ShareFile and VMware Horizon, meaning that users can relax in the knowledge that anything they share or collaborate on all goes on behind the corporate firewall, and is never copied to the cloud.
With this in mind, NetApp Connect users are able to stream, view, download, edit and pass on corporate information directly from their iOS devices (including [...]