Key Factors to Consider for Enterprise Mobility Development

  From smartphones to cloud networks, it’s not surprising that 63 percent of business enterprises consider mobility the most significant factor in gaining competitive business advantage, according to Mobile Business Insights. And with the global enterprise mobility market estimated to bring in $240 billion in revenue in 2020, companies can’t afford to ignore the mobile arena. Yet new technology and a vast, rapidly expanding digital sphere carry complicated concerns and dangers. Here are three key factors to consider when developing an enterprise mobility strategy. Enterprise-Specific Apps The most recent iteration of enterprise mobility development has seen an explosion in the use of mobile applications — particularly enterprise-specific, cross-platform apps. These…

Kansas City Managed Services Company Reviews Enterprise Mobility Management for Employees and Businesses

MDL Technology, a Kansas City-based managed services company, sees the competitive value of tapping into Enterprise mobility management (EMM), an evolving and versatile market for companies. It’s no surprise that businesses benefit when their employees have the ability to work while on the go. In fact, enterprise mobility management has become necessary for most organizations today.   Why? EMM is a set of technologies and services focused on securing company data on employees’ mobile devices. While it can manifest itself in various ways, it generally consists of a suite of mobile management systems and services that protect intellectual property; specific processes that ensure the security of data; and systems that…

Homeland Security Designates October National Cyber Security Awareness Month

According to a new study by the Ponemon Institute, the annual cost of cyber crimes to companies has jumped by 19 percent. Currently, the average cost to companies worldwide has exceeded $7.7 million. Hackers are costing businesses not only money, but jobs as well. With an increase of attacks to companies, October has been designated National Cyber Security Awareness Month by Homeland Security to raise awareness about cyber security and provide education about the risks involved.   As a business your company’s information and privacy is at risk every time you are on the Internet, so follow these simple tips from the Department of Homeland Security to keep your company…

Hackers Write Donald Trump Malware Virus that Fires Your Smartphone Apps

Now business professionals are subject to being “fired” by hackers! A new Donald Trump Malware virus that fires your smartphone apps has been written by hackers. The “You’re Fired” virus is just one of several malware attacks introduced by hackers that piggyback off political candidates’ names. Here are the latest viruses that are spreading quickly, according to a new Forbes article. Donald Trump virus – fires all of your smartphone apps and blocks them from being reinstalled. Carly Fiorina virus – merges all of your computer files into a password-protected HP folder. Marco Rubio virus – translates all of your documents into Spanish and deletes the English version. Hillary Clinton…

New Malware Called KeyRaider Targets Jailbroken iPhones

The latest malware threat is not targeting computers, but mobile devices. On Wednesday, September 2, 2015, news broke that more than 225,000 Apple accounts were victims of an iPhone data hack. Hackers hacked the account information using a malware program called KeyRaider. KeyRaider is from China and has now made its way to 18 countries, including the United States. Previously, websites and apps in China had KeyRaider hidden in the software and it was used to hack data from jailbroken iPhones. Now it has expanded to the United States. The data received from the hacks is not kept by the hackers, but offered as an app on iTunes that allows…

Enterprise Mobility Security You Can’t Do Without

The ability to go mobile for your business is incredibly beneficial. There are so many opportunities open to you with tablets, laptops and smartphones. Employees can take their work with them anywhere with the help of cloud applications and sales professionals can keep their client relationships in great condition with a mobile CRM. But there is also great risk in enterprise mobility. Many companies put security on the back burner for a variety of reasons, but if your employees are mobile, you need the some basic enterprise mobility security in place. Photo Credit: miniyo73 / Foter / CC By Policy Management First thing’s first: you need to have a mobile…

Keeping Data Out Of Hackers’ Hands

Keeping Data Out Of Hackers’ Hands Photo credit: Johan Larsson / Foter/ Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Recently, Russian hackers made off with 1.2 billion username/password combinations and over 500 million email addresses, in what the New York Times says is “the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials.” Here are a few simple but effective steps Forbes has shared that should be taken to protect yourself from hackers. -Wi-Fi hotspots should be used with caution. The free Wi-Fi in your hotel lobby or the downtown coffee shop is never going to be secure, even if you have to ask for the password. Being free to the…

Securing Mobile Device Data

Securing Mobile Device Data Between smartphones, laptops, USB drives and tablets, your data and personal information is often spread across multiple devices. This could put your privacy and company data at high risk. While mobile devices can store large amounts of data, they are often unprotected. They are also easy to lose or steal. According to CSOonline, mobile devices are just as much at risk as a PC and mobile operating systems like iOS and Android are targets. They recommend having anti-malware software installed and frequently updated on any device that is used to access the internet, or used for work. Mark Dryer, CEO of MDL Technologies, reminds mobile users…