Box.com – Three Strikes; You’re Out. Dan Tynan, a reporter, is playing the role of umpire. No, he hasn’t been on the field for the Red Sox/Cardinals world series games, but he is calling the shots when it comes to security & compliance and storing personal data in the cloud.
Departing Employees are an IT Nightmare. When an employee leaves your company, whether on good terms or not, the last thing you want is them walking out of the door with proprietary company documents. Yet, it’s happening more than you might think.
My wife is wonderfully low tech. When her old, vanilla mobile phone stopped working a year ago, she insisted that she didn’t want to replace it with a smartphone. She claimed the features were wasted on her and they would get in the way of how she wanted to use the phone, to speak with people. Last weekend she surprised me by deciding she now wants a phone with all the bells and whistles. I was worried that she’d been bitten by the new iPhone bug, which hit 9 million other people in one weekend, but her change of mind was more educated. She was learning from our kids. Dinners have changed I love anecdotes and stories, which has lead to many an entertaining dinner conversation. However, my kids have changed the game for me. Now when I start to tell a story they pull out their smartphones under the table and Google my stories. Unless I get every fact and nuance just right, I get corrected and sometimes even criticized! It’s worse than being a comedian […]
Who doesn’t want happier employees and the ability to reduce IT costs? Sounds like a winning combination to me. A survey conducted by American Lawyer found that enabling BYOD at law firms can result in just those outcomes. Seventy percent of CIOs and technology executives surveyed said that BYOD programs produce “more cheerful users” and 27 percent said BYOD reduces budget spent for equipment.
We know IT departments have long been the Hero in any organization – working to protect sensitive information from villains, and help the technologically-challenged navigate the perils of the BYOD. It’s a big job and one that would certainly be easier with superhuman powers. http://bit.ly/15xf7qU
PRISM and Privacy: Reinforcing IT Instincts. The top-secret National Security Administration (NSA) data mining program isn’t so secret anymore, and on Friday, July 18, it was reported by Reuters that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court renewed authority for the United States’ Office of the Director of National Intelligence to collect telephony metadata in bulk.
The Road to 2017 and the BYOD Mandatory Majority. According to new research by Gartner, Inc. the days of the company-issued laptop may soon be gone. Based on findings from a global survey of CIOs, 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing workplace devices to staff by 2016 and that number will jump to 50 percent the following year. That means that BYOD will shift from optional to mainstream, with many organizations requiring employees to bring their own laptops, smartphones and/or tablets to work.
Printing Moving from PCs to Mobile Devices. Today’s users expect PC-like functionality from their mobile devices, including the ability to print documents.