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Will Redfield | 24 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

SYM-2013VisionMobileSurvey-infographic-Rev-H-2013-04-24.jpgWhen it comes to mobile, BYOD is definitely here to stay. But, is it worth the risk?

This year at Symantec Vision we wanted to better understand our customers’ perceptions of how personally owned mobile devices are used in their organization.  To do this, we conducted a survey of 236 attendees asking how their company is addressing BYOD, including risks, challenges, polices, usage and management of mobile devices.

What we found is that while most organizations allow employees to use personal mobile devices for business purposes, they also accept that doing so will likely result in a mobile security incident. Survey...

Will Redfield | 03 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Mobility is arriving at a plateau. The very fact that the iPhone 5 was met with more of a mixed reaction than previous iterations is testament to the fact that it is not enough for a device to simply be a smartphone. Indeed, it is ironic that most of the criticisms stemmed from its absence of ‘innovative’ features – NFC communications, for example.

No doubt the debate will rage on about who has stolen what feature from whom. Behind the rhetoric however is a fundamental point – that advanced mobile devices have arrived, in all shapes and sizes. Until the next major innovation in form factors, the hardware conversation is largely complete. It’s not just Apple – Samsung, Microsoft and all other players are in the same boat.

Almost inevitably, attention moves away from the platform to the applications, as the opportunity to innovate and differentiate moves up the stack. We’re not seeing any loss of appetite here, nor a slow-down...

Will Redfield | 27 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

In today’s environment, most companies are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their operations while keeping costs as low as possible. Technology is a great way to achieve that. However, some organizations make the mistake of introducing new technologies, without fully considering the effect they may have on the business. One potential risk is around mobility. Whether they are corporate- or employee-owned, letting employees work on smartphones and tablets can make them more productive. But we’re so busy looking at those benefits that we fail to notice what it’s costing us – and those costs are rising.

A survey by...