A smartphone or sphone is any electronic handheld device that integrates the functionality of a mobile phone, personal digital assistant (PDA) or other information appliance. This is often achieved by adding telephone functions to an existing PDA (PDA Phone) or putting "smart" capabilities, such as PDA functions, into a mobile phone. A key feature of a smartphone is that additional native applications can be installed on the device. The applications can be developed by the manufacturer of the handheld device, by the operator or by any other third-party software developer.
You would be hard pressed to find a single employee who comes to the office without a personal mobile device. Most probably use those devices outside the office to send work-related email messages. BYOD is a reality in today's business world.
Read this white paper to learn what you need to know about mobile security in corporate environments. Discover more about today's mobile threats, key threats associated with smartphones, protecting yourself against data loss and theft, and more.
If businesses are to benefit from the potential productivity gains offered by increased mobile access – and employees are able to enjoy the convenience of BYOD – security and IT departments are faced with having to ensure their business is protected against all the new mobile security threats.
Employees today want to be able to choose their own mobile devices based on their preferred design and functionality, a trend known as “bring your own device,” or BYOD. This can be a boon to the organization, but it is also a risk. This study explains why.
The workforce is going mobile. According to Forrester, more than half of employees carry at least three
devices for work. And many are bringing their own smartphones, tablets, and other devices to work, a
phenomenon that’s grown so popular it now has its own acronym—Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
So it comes as no surprise that, according a survey by SpiceWorks, 60% of small and medium businesses are
considering using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as part of their BYOD strategy. Many of these organizations
are relying on VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware View), because it enables organizations to implement a
VDI infrastructure that reduces operational costs, enhances security and supports a mobile workforce.
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It’s no longer sufficient talk about the importance of mobility for IT-enabled operations. Instead, think about the concept of pervasive mobility, where the current generation of traditional devices like notebooks are augmented, and perhaps eventually replaced, by a new armada of consumer-class devices at the edge of the network. In fact, the bulk of information now being created and stored on corporate networks comes from notebooks, tablets and smartphones.
Until now, marketers have been limited to two relatively uninspired options for sending direct communications to consumers on their mobile phones: SMS (a.k.a., text messaging), and text-only, imageless email on devices like the BlackBerry and Palm Treo. But with the introduction of Apple’s iPhone and competitor operating systems like Google’s Android and Palm’s Pre/Pixi now offering similarly rich user experiences, email marketers have a huge opportunity to reach consumers anywhere, any time, on their mobile devices.
As mobile devices become more common, cybercriminals see them as having huge profit potential, and aim to gain access to the user's confidential personal and financial information. In this Mobile Security Guide, we'll walk you through the mobile malware landscape and what you need to know to keep your organization's data safe.
All indicators are up when it comes to mobility: More devices, more users, more budget, and more applications. Business technology leaders must begin planning now for a security paradigm shift, one that will pull together disparate security policies into a single, user-centric, universal policy that can apply to whatever devices and apps employees use. This white paper from BlueCoat explores the new security challenges mobility trends are creating, and how security must change to meet them.
This MDM buyers guide will walk you through the process of selecting the right mobile device management solution that fits your company’s BYOD objectives. It explains how an effective MDM system can support an organization's workforce mobility strategy, ensure compliance, and provide central management of devices and apps while supporting easy administration.
Millions of new smart phones continue to ship every month, and many of them find their way into businesses to help workers do their jobs in innovative new ways. However, many of these same phones will be replaced within a year because they are not durable enough to work reliably in new enterprise work environments. In this white paper, learn why emerging enterprise applications require ruggedness and reliability.
The year 2011 ended with a staggering 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions, especially significant considering that the total world population is around 7.011 billion. Of course, a direct comparison is not fair since many people have multiple subscriptions, but it represents a window into the pervasiveness of these devices and how they are an integral part of people’s lives today. For enterprises, this also represents the impending end to the old computing era and the emergence of the mobile worker.
Enabling mobility in the workplace is a top-of-mind goal for decision-makers within every organization. This necessity is brought about by the consumerization of IT and the requirement to develop policies to manage the “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) trend.
Whether you want to map directions, find a restaurant, look up your flight details, see where your next meeting is, or just check your email, chances are you do it on your smartphone. Just about everything is going mobile. Industries such as retail and financial services are going mobile to increase efficiency and generate more revenue. Mobile business apps and mobile enterprise apps have the potential to transform organizations. This white paper discusses key mobile trends and analyzes how financial services organizations must change their IT application development, testing, monitoring, and management methodologies while extending their services to multi-client mobile environments, leveraging both Native and Mobile-oriented Web apps.
Do your field reps use iPads or iPhones? If so, enable them to present with PowerPoint the way it was meant to be seen -- with fonts, colors and animations intact. Plus, empower you content team to instantly edit and update all versions of a particular presentation, all with the click of a mouse. Ideal for reducing risk and maintaining compliance! Users in more than 140 countries use SlideShark to deliver consistent, secure PowerPoint presentations on iPads and iPhones. Find out how SlideShark can empower you to distribute, control and track field PowerPoints. Click here to watch a quick 2-minute video and see SlideShark in action.
This report, which is the vision report of the mobile app development playbook for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals, focuses on the changes application developers need to understand if they want to build modern applications that deliver contextual customer experiences.
Smartphones and tablets are game changers for engagement because people carry them everywhere they go. Your customers and partners and employees have perpetual access to the vast resources of the Internet — and hopefully your mobile app as well — in the key moments of their day. In interviews with more than 100 mobile innovators, we have found four places where mobile engagement transforms services and processes: customer engagement, process acceleration, employee productivity, and new business services. Even at this early stage of development, you can see positive impacts of mobile engagement in apps from General Electric, Trane, and Uber Technologies. We close with a simple framework for prioritizing which apps and features people will actually use based how useful and convenient they are.
By 2014, smartphones and tablets will put power in the pockets of a billion global consumers, including your employees and partners and customers. However, mobile is not simply another device for IT to support with a shrunken website or a screen-scraped application. Rather, mobile is the visible manifestation of a much broader shift to systems of engagement that marry physical context and digital intelligence to deliver service directly into a person's hands. This shift will add value and take cost out of every business service, workflow process, and business application. But mobile engagement will also require wholesale changes to your app design, service delivery, IT skills, technology assets, and even your business model. This report lays out a vision for mobile engagement and introduces the strategic elements developed further in The CIO's Mobile Engagement playbook.