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andysinger | 23 May 2012 | 1 comment

To call mobility the latest hot business technology trend is probably an understatement. In reality, the gravitation towards using highly mobile devices, such as smartphone and tablets, represents a transformation of business technology priorities rather than simply a trend. Current and future generations entering the workforce will wonder how business was ever done without these devices. This transformation is not only taking place in large enterprises with the capital to invest in cutting edge technologies and IT strategies, but SMBs are also jumping head first into mobility.

A key driver behind SMBs full-fledged interest in business mobility is the “bring your own device,” or BYOD, concept.  Many SMBs do not have the resources to supply employees with the latest mobile technologies, yet they still want to partake of the benefits of an always-connected workforce. With BYOD, employees use their own personal mobile devices for work. Thus, it’s a win-...

Chris Halcon | 16 May 2012 | 1 comment

Lost or stolen devices and mobile malware are significant concerns for small businesses. Symantec’s recent Smartphone Honey Stick Project found that there is a very high likelihood attempts to access both sensitive personal- and business-related information will be made if a lost and unprotected smartphone is found by a stranger.

On May 2nd, two Symantec security experts joined Anita Campbell, editor-in-chief at Small Business Trends, in a Twitter chat to shed some light on how to secure and protect mobile devices and the business data accessed and stored on them.

The #SMBchat generated some lively discussion and included some useful stats and tips for SMBs. In case you missed...

Chris Halcon | 27 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

Save the Date for our Twitter Chat (hashtag #SMBChat)

Mobile devices have the potential to both supercharge and invade SMBs.  Employees use these devices to surf the Web, check emails, access business critical applications and to be more productive no matter their location. But this enhanced productivity comes with risks – lost or stolen devices and mobile malware are significant concerns for small businesses. 

Join Symantec’s SMB mobility experts and small business expert Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends on Wednesday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET to chat about how SMBs can mitigate risks while leveraging mobile technologies.     

SMBs must protect their business information regardless of where it resides – whether on the road or in the office....

Hear4U | 09 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

The holiday season is upon us and, as usual, many people are planning on taking time off from work. But with the proliferation of mobile devices such as smartphones, “time off” doesn’t exactly mean what it used to. Symantec recently conducted a survey to uncover enterprise mobile device users’ expected smartphone habits and usage patterns – particularly those that relate to mobile security and management – while out of the office over the holiday season and in general. Here is a look at the key findings:

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The interesting thing about this finding is that 62 percent of respondents do not simply plan to access confidential data on their smartphones, but expect they will need to access this sensitive data while away from the office during the holiday season. Sure, respondents might access and view this data in the privacy of their home, but in all likelihood, many will do so in public, possibly while standing in a...

Blake M | 12 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

With all of the options in the marketplace today, small businesses must secure customer trust and loyalty to remain competitive. Regardless of the industry, their customers are looking for the best quality, value and service and they will quickly move on if their needs are not met. They also want to know that their personal information, like their credit card numbers and bank account information, is protected when they deal with a small business.

Today, so much of our valuable information resides on computers. It’s how we work. So it is expected that small businesses would be concerned about keeping their customers’ personal and financial information safe. In fact, according to the recent Symantec 2010 SMB Information Protection survey, almost three-quarters of SMBs are somewhat/extremely concerned about the loss of crucial business information. This does not come as a surprise when you consider that 42 percent have actually lost confidential or proprietary...