Mobile Technology News

Enterprise mobile technology is becoming essential in today's increasingly connected world. A deep understanding mobile and wireless technology is crucial for unlocking its tremendous potential. Read the latest in mobile technology and wireless news below:

How much do companies monitor their BYOD users?

Most users who agree to BYOD policies do it reluctantly because of two main hang-ups: They are afraid of having personal devices wiped if they’re lost or stolen, and they don’t want IT to be able to monitor what they do on their phones. 

Where BYOD policies fail: It comes down to users

Most workers today want to be able to work from their own mobile devices at least some of the time, yet security will still present a major problem. So what’s keeping BYOD programs from being effective? In short, it’s the users themselves. 

Sample BYOD policy template

Bring your own device (BYOD) programs call for three critical components: a software application for managing the devices connecting to the network, a written policy outlining the responsibilities of both the employer and the users, and an agreement users must sign, acknowledging that they have read and understand the policy. 

Heads up: Mobile security incidents are on the rise

Forget the Internet of Things. IT is still struggling to keep up with another, well-established threat: mobile security incidents. And research shows this one’s getting more and more costly. 

While IT sweats BYOD policies, users reject them

Two recent reports show that neither users nor IT are particularly comfortable with BYOD as it stands today. And while IT is working to refine these policies, users are likely to ignore them. 

Snapchat’s reminder: Nothing engineered is truly secure

There’s another sleazy leak of photos online. With thousands of photos hacked from Snapchat, let this be a reminder: Once data leaves your control, it’s never really secure. 

Mobile malware infects users, then goes after contacts

A revamped version of recently discovered mobile malware pulls out all the stops: It uses multiple methods of attack, spreads rapidly to users’ contact lists via text messages and disguises itself well. Here’s what to watch out for. 

Lawsuit: Did company spy on former user’s iPhone?

When an employee links a personal account to a company iPhone, who is responsible for removing it when the user leaves the company? A court recently weighed in.

Rounding up mobile threats: Android vulnerable, millions of devices infected

While the media at large focuses on Apple’s iOS 8, new iPhones and smart watches, there’s been some bad news on the mobile security front yet again. Some highlights: A major Android flaw, and news that 15 million devices could be infected with mobile malware.

Mobility boosts productivity, users foot the bill

A recent survey by Sage shows small and mid-size businesses mostly agree that a mobile workforce can improve productivity. These companies aren’t always footing the bill for these devices, however.