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7 Ways to increase tablet security, to ensure data security for your employees and business

When it comes to BYOD and SYOD, businesses need to ensure the safety and integrity of company data. While most people understand the need for anti-virus, anti-spyware and backup services for their personal desktops, they are ignorant of the potential issues that can arise with their tablets. Here is a list of the top seven ways your company can secure data on employee tablets that are used for business.
avatarby Wendyann LewisMarch 25, 20150 comments

Northrop Grumman Chief Technologist says IT ‘dinosaur’ has to adapt to consumerization

Brandon Porco, Chief Technologist at defense contractor Northrop Grumman, says the rise of consumer technologies including mobile devices such as tablets and the apps that support them, are being embraced by users and IT needs to move quicker to support the trend. Porco said the only real deadline IT at large has ever had was the Y2K crisis leading up to the year 2000 when the fear was computers would malfunction. “Nothing happened, but there was an urgency to get things done,” said Porco addressing a session at the CITE conference in San Francisco today. “I don’t see that with consumerization,” he said, and it means IT is missing out on [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJune 4, 20130 comments

New theft recovery service targets stolen iPads

There are already a range of Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions that help manage the loss of mobile devices by wiping data remotely or even shutting off access to the device. But Absolute Software says its Computrace Mobile Theft Management (MTM) program is the first iOS “loss management and theft recovery” solution available today. The service has two main components: loss prevention and theft recovery. The loss prevention program gives customers tools to implement best practices within their organization and among their users that Absolute says will help ensure the iOS devices are handled responsibly.  The theft recovery component is an [...]
avatarby Tab TimesMay 8, 20130 comments

Revel doubles down on security for iPad point-of-sale solution

San Francisco start-up Revel Systems today refreshed its iPad point-of-sale solution for restaurants, grocery and retail chains, and most of the improvements appear to be on improving security. Revel 2.0 comes with a number of handy new tools but the most eye-catching is the company’s patent-pending, photo-based identity theft protection feature, which shows an image of the card holder on the iPad's screen when their card is swiped. "At Revel we spend a lot of our time thinking about and trying to stay one step ahead of security for mobile point-of-sale transactions, while keeping ease-of-use front and center," said Revel CTO and co-founder Chris [...]
avatarby Tab TimesMay 7, 20130 comments

1 in 4 enterprises will have their own app store by 2017; BYOA is now ‘as important’ as BYOD

In a new study, the research firm says that enterprises will increasingly turn to these app stores to control the apps their employees are using, especially with the bring-your-own-app (BYOA) trend now deemed to be “as important” as bring-your-own-device (BYOD). "Apps downloaded from public app stores for mobile devices disrupt IT security, application and procurement strategies," said Ian Finley, a research vice president at the company. "Bring your own application (BYOA) has become as important as bring your own device (BYOD) in the development of a comprehensive mobile strategy, and the trend toward BYOA has begun to affect desktop and web [...]
avatarby Tab TimesFebruary 13, 20130 comments

New Zealand to deploy 3,900 tablets and 6,000 smartphones to police officers

New Zealand IT administrators have been working with AirWatch and Vodafone to secure the mobile deployment over the past year, with the end result being that the police force is now using AirWatch’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution to manage more than 10,000 devices. The deployment will see 6,086 frontline staff receive smartphones by mid-April, while 3,900 Vodafone tablets will be given to staff that “need to do more complex data entry as part of their job”. All mobile devices will give officers access to ‘eQuip’– the app which allows them to tap into the police database to submit and manage search enquiries, a mobile [...]
avatarby Tab TimesFebruary 13, 20130 comments

Intel invests in mobile application management vendor Apperian

Apperian wouldn’t say publicly how much the world’s largest chipmaker has invested in the company, but added that additional capital has come from firms including Bessemer Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and North Bridge Venture Partners. That takes Apperian’s total funding to date to $28 million. Boston-based Apperian, a sponsor at the forthcoming Tablet Strategy West conference, said in a statement that 2012 was a “landmark” year for the vendor, with the company enjoying a 276% increase in its subscription business. The company put this down to rapid adoption of its Enterprise App Service Environment (EASE), which [...]
avatarby Tab TimesJanuary 24, 20130 comments
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