The buzz around mobile application management, or MAM, shows that the mobile industry is making great strides with separating personal and work data on a single device. That’s very important for any number of security, privacy and liability issues – both from the point of view of the enterprise and that of the employee.
Is “The Enterprise” really a mobile market anymore?This question might seem strange, given that the video you are watching has been produced by the Enterprise Mobile Hub. By definition, we’re focused on enterprise mobility issues here at the Hub.
Good ideas can only go so far when an organization's budget is set up to address other objectives, suggests Paul Calento.New ideas, processses and approaches are often discussed in the context of enterprise mobility decision making. Calento argues that innovation is doomed to fail within an existing budget. Why? They don't align with previous purchase patterns, budget guidance from management and various fiefdoms determining what, where and how much is spent.
A recent blog post from Joanie Wexler declares, "Corporate-Liable Programs to Wane, Says Gartner."
Paul Calento refutes this notion, contending that the bring-your-own-device trend is driven by deficiencies in a previous wave of IT purchasing that is soon to be corrected.
Joining EMH by Skype, wireless consultant and Sepharim CEO Bob Egan assesses the outlook for the tablet form factor in the wake of BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins' statements indicating that tablets might lose their relevance in the next five years.
We recently polled the Enterprise Mobile Hub community about how they feel about using a carrier service for mobile device management and security - in other words, using a managed service that's independent of the devices and the wireless networks in use in your enterprise. For example, AT&T Mobility might manage devices on the Verizon Wireless networks and vice versa. The top three U.S. carriers - AT&T, Sprint and Verizon - have offered such services on and off for several years.
Fixing problems after they happen can be costly, reduce productivity and hinder enterprise security. Too often, we know what the problems are with mobile deployments and do nothing to solve them before they occur. Engaging the user beforehand can complement investments in MDM, cloud applications and enterprise data protection.This video (below) is based on themes discussed during Enterprise Mobile Hub's live weekly #MobileBizChat chats that take place on Twitter each Tuesday at 2pm ET. Please feel free to drop in and share your opinions.
This isn't 1989 anymore. You can't control the influx of mobile devices in the enterprise, whether they are brought in by users themselves or corporate deployed. As much as you want to control the situation, the mindset needs to change. From a mobile management perspective, we now need to look at how to optimize the use of these devices for productivity, satisfaction, and opportunity management. Old thinking, budgeting and management practices can be career limiting. Lean forward. Benefit from the results.
We’ve all become pretty spoiled with the amount of computing power and communications capabilities we have in our pockets. But we’re also becoming mentally exhausted. At this point, users just want things to work. And that takes work from the whole mobile ecosystem.
So much time is spent choosing the right device, mobile platform, enterprise security and apps, it is easy to overlook how these communications solutions are used in practice. "Consumerization of IT" is often perceived to be the answer. That strategy, however, is more than just providing the same or similar tools to what their stakeholders are using in their personal lives, but also recognizing how that behavior was initiated in the first place.
Every year, I "resolve" to work out more and eat better. That lasts about a month or less.New Year's Resolutions are the personal equivalent of the corporate/department mission statement.Similarities: Both focus on "promise" not follow-through. In many cases, we place an emphasis on the wrong component: articulating vision over pragmatic execution. Finding a way to connect the two is potentially an effective path to enterprise mobile success.
As the practice of medicine becomes more portable through mobile initiatives, there is increasing pressure to find secure models for the exchange of highly personal medical data. Howard Asher, chairman of "compliance as a service" provider Abnology, discusses how some healthcare frontrunners are approaching the challenge, and gives us a tantalizing glimpse of future of medical technologies and capabilities. The interview was conducted at ScaleMatrix, a secure data hosting facility based in San Diego.
When does a mobile device become reclassified as a medical device? As mobilty moves into the healthcare sector, this is one of many important questions that are emerging for IT leaders, consumers and regulatory agencies, such as the FDA. The answers are only starting to become clear, as you'll learn in part 2 of our interview Howard Asher, chairman of the "compliance as a service" provider Abnology. The interview was conducted at ScaleMatrix, a secure data hosting facility based in San Diego.
It all comes down to trust, the absolute coin of the realm whether you're talking about financial or healthcare transactions. Can we extend that chain of trust to the mobile device?In this interview from San Diego's ScaleMatrix secure data hosting facility, Abnology Chairman Howard Asher discusses his company's Secure Health Cloud, a "compliance as a service" offering that is enabling secure mobile healthcare applications.
In this final installment of our interview from the CIO 100 Conference and Awards with Avery Dennison's Senior Director for New Technology Applications and IT Effectiveness Bhupesh Arora, he says that while taking some risk is necessary to get out in front of the technology curve -- don't forget to keep your security team in the loop.
"You must take risk -- but calculated risk," advises Bhupesh Arora, Avery Dennison's Senior Director for New Technology Applications and IT Effectiveness. In part three of our interview from the CIO 100 Conference and Awards, Arora warns that IT leaders who are too cautious and force delays in adopting innovation place themselves and their organizations in jeopardy. "We cannot wait. If you wait to long, you have lost the whole benefit of unleashing this innovation, and at the same time, IT becomes seen as a roadblock."
Productivity increases from BYOD can grow organically within an organization, but a nurturing attitude from the IT organization can enhance the effect, creating a productivity "bloom" that brings the utility of mobile devices to full fruition. That's been the experience at Avery Dennison so far, and it could could produce a harvest of new and unanticipated revenue for the company, says Bhupesh Arora, Avery Dennison's Senior Director for New Technology Applications and IT Effectiveness.
Viacom CIO David Kline discusses the intricacies on managing securing for enterprise mobile devices in this installment of our exclusive interview series from the CIO 100 Awards in Palos Verdes, Calif.It's all about working with providers to ensure that security is maintained at every level, and working with law enforcement to make sure that copyright violators are "taken down." Above all, it's about avoiding the worst case scenario, Kline says, which is precisely what happened to the music industry, "Where all of a sudden, things become not worth making."
I've long felt that there was a disconnect between a vendor and customer perspective. Their selfish interests didn't always intersect. Or so I thought. One area where vendors may be getting it right is mobile "portfolio". One customer may require a combination of devices depending on use case. They may include phones optimized for email, fully featured smartphones, as well as larger format devices like tablets. While BYOD is an increasingly prevalent trend, there are still advantages to working within a closely knit ecosystem.
It's hard to put a label on a company like Avery Dennison. With $6 billion in revenue and operations in 80 countries, the 77-year-old company has divisions that range from beverages to biomedical -- and they all seem to thrive by sticking to founder Stan Avery's vision of designing products that, well...stick. However, that stick-in-the-mud mentality does not apply to enterprise IT, where a no-holds-barred approach to embracing new technology rules the day. That is, however, as long as the new technologies make good business sense for the organization.
Enterprise mobility can't cure the common cold -- yet -- but it can reduce symptoms such as patients missing appointments, arriving unprepared, or simply failing to get the treatment they need -- just because they can't connect with their doctor. In Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Jeff Guterman, the chief medical officer of 4PatientCare, he explains why a healthy dose of mobile technology can take the wait out of waiting rooms, while making patients healthier, and doctors happier.
While many IT pros argue that "work/life balance" doesn't exist any more, they nevertheless attempt to segment personal and professional data, whether that is in the form of policies, application restrictions or even a denying access to business critical applications.
Viacom's CIO David Kline is responsible for more than the quality of IT services within the media giant's vast empire. He's also entrusted with delivering the best mobile entertainment experience possible to millions of remote viewers of Viacom's video entertainment wares. Unfortunately, that's a pretty tall order....In this interview with Enterprise Mobile Hub's Steve Kovsky, Kline discusses how global broadband availability is evolving, and how that impacts the rollout of a seamless mobile video experience for Viacom's customers.
Applying tomorrow's technology to making sure that media giant Viacom's video content is always on, always available, and always looking its best -- that sums up the way forward for Viacom CIO David Kline. In this video interview from the CIO 100 Awards in Palos Verdes, Calif., Kline tells Enterprise Mobile Hub's Steve Kovsky what the future holds for Viacom's mobile users, and how's he's looking forward to combining the most advanced broadband, broadcast and cellular technology, and bringing it all together for global consumers.
The growing need for enterprises to manage mobile devices and mobile apps together creates a new market for both Mobile Device Management software and Mobile Application Management: It's called Mobile Enterprise Management software. This will create a more choices for IT.
Toyota's latest concept car, a one-seater called the Smart INSECT, works as a giant accessory for your cell phone, connecting to all sorts of services once its owner places their phone on a dashboard pad.
Why is it you can book an international flight from your smartphone 24 hours a day, but booking a doctor's appointment during the lunch hour is practically impossible? Dr. Jeff Guterman, the chief medical officer of 4PatientCare, talks about breaking down the barriers between today's mobile technology and physician's practices.
While other CIOs are cracking down on employees using up bandwidth and frittering away company time watching video, Viacom's CIO Dave Kline has no issue with it. He just wants to be sure that copyrights are observed, and that the video looks as good as possible.
IT leaders are extremely concerned about the risks associated with BYOD. Line of business managers? Not so much. New Computerworld research indicates the rift over BYOD and mobile device management (MDM) between IT and business decision makers is significant, and could be a ticking time bomb for your business. Enterprise Mobile Hub's Joyce Chutchian explains.
How do you lure the knowledge workers of tomorrow to set up shop in your home state? Find out in Enterprise Mobile Hub's final interview segment with Colorado's State CIO and Secretary of Technology Kristin Russell, and State CTO Sherri Hammons. In this last installment of the interview, which took place during the recent CIO 100 Awards and Conference in Palos Verdes, Calif., Russell and Hammons discuss why allowing and encouraging the proliferation of mobility and social networking technologies in the enterprise must be mandatory (EMH-TV: Video Pt. 3)
Colorado has a lot to offer technology companies and mobile-minded tech workers -- and they are actively working to stretch out that lead against other, less technically advanced regions. In this interview at the CIO 100 Awards and Conference in Palos Verdes, Calif., Colorado's State CIO and Secretary of Technology Kristin Russell and State CTO Sherri Hammons describe their ambitious plans for the Centennial State. (EMH TV Video Interview Part 2)
Viacom's CIO Dave Kline has mobility on his mind, as he talks with Enterprise Mobile Hub's Steve Kovsky at the recent CIO 100 event in California. The media giant's mobile initiatives are split into two areas, Kline says: Rolling BYOD out to internal customers to maximize productivity, and working closely with carriers to make sure external customers get the best possible mobile content experience.
If the BYOD (bring your own device) trend had a home state, it could very well be Colorado. In this interview at the CIO 100 Awards and Conference in Palos Verdes, Calif., Colorado's State CIO and Secretary of Technology Kristin Russell and State CTO Sherri Hammons describe how they are putting worker productivity first and rolling out BYOD on an unprecedented scale in the Centennial State. (EMH TV Video Interview Part 1)
Mobility is already saving lives in hospital environments, but just wait for the impact of "telehealth," videoconferencing, and secure messaging. 2012 Blackberry World Wireless Awards winner Jorge Rodriguez, Lead Unified Communications Architect for Integris Health, talks with Enterprise Mobile Hub Community Manager Steve Kovsky about the challenges and possibilities of wireless innovation at Oklahoma's largest healthcare provider organization.
"The faculty and students travel around the world, pick up the most exotic threats imaginable, and bring them back home." That's how Georgia's University System CIO Curt Carver describes just one of the many challenges he and his team face every day as they manage the IT environment for Georgia's highly mobile, highly interactive and highly demanding academic scene. Enterprise Mobile Hub Community Manager Steve Kovsky caught up with Curt at the recent CIO 100 Symposium and Awards in Palos Verdes, Calif., to find out what keeps him up at night.
Mixing VOIP with BYOD can be tricky. (Especially in hospital elevators.) 2012 Blackberry World Wireless Awards winner Jorge Rodriguez, Lead Unified Communications Architect for Integris Health, talks with Enterprise Mobile Hub Community Manager Steve Kovsky about the challenges and possibilities of wireless innovation at Oklahoma's largest healthcare provider organization.
When corporate IT's MDM (Mobile Device Management) policies are too heavy-handed, BYOD can become a burden for users. 2012 Blackberry World Wireless Awards winner Jorge Rodriguez, Lead Unified Communications Architect for Integris Health, talks with Enterprise Mobile Hub Community Manager Steve Kovsky about the challenges and possibilities of wireless innovation at Oklahoma's largest healthcare provider organization.
What happens when sensitive medical data goes missing? 2012 Blackberry World Wireless Awards winner Jorge Rodriguez, Lead Unified Communications Architect for Integris Health, talks with Enterprise Mobile Hub Community Manager Steve Kovsky about the challenges and possibilities of wireless innovation at Oklahoma's largest healthcare provider organization.
2012 Blackberry World Wireless Awards winner Jorge Rodriguez, Lead Unified Communications Architect for Integris Health, talks with Enterprise Mobile Hub Community Manager Steve Kovsky about the challenges and possibilities of wireless innovation at Oklahoma's largest healthcare provider organization.
How is enterprise mobility changing the face of modern medicine? Get a peek into the future of healthcare in this final installment of our exclusive video interview with CIO Bruce Haviland from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Mercy Hospital.
BYOD – you can’t escape the topic if you are involved with mobility in your IT department. It’s all the talk. And lately, all you hear is that there are pros, and there are cons. Some say you can save money, some say you really don’t. What’s the answer? Well, that really depends on YOUR organization and what works for YOUR situation.