July 2012- As more devices use the corporate wireless network, the network needs to be able to handle the increased utilization of network resources.
Expanding and upgrading your school district's outdated LAN network is vital in meeting the multimedia needs of your students and faculty while preventing network outages, spotty coverage, and security concerns.
Learn how Gilbert Public Schools found a broadband network solution that saved them $2 million over other proposals.
BYOD offers employees and corporations countless business benefits from increased efficiency to controlled costs on provisioning a mobile workforce. For IT, BYOD is not as clear. Concerns over securing corporate data to managing a multitude of disparate devices present valid challenges, but none are insurmountable.
The Ten Commandments of BYOD covers the following topics:
• BYOD policy considerations
• Device discovery
• Enrollment best-practices
• Over-the-air configuration
The Wireless LAN (WLAN) market is maturing, but still generates some significant innovations to compete with wireline and cellular networking. It also continues to produce differentiation, even though core features have become commoditized, and consolidation among vendors continues.
As wireless expectations and demands continue to rise, and as WLANs continue to meet those demands, wired networks will increasingly become the difficult-to-justify cost that WLANs were a few years ago. The question is not ...
In this White paper, learn about the the six-step blueprint from IBM Workplace Infrastructure Strategy and Design Services. Designed specifically to help organizations envision and create new workplaces.
This solution provides a strategy and road map for establishing an agile workplace environment with improved service levels, enhanced productivity and reduced costs, while fostering business innovations.
The increasing use of smartphones and tablet computers as business tools has brought organizations and their employees new levels of productivity, flexibility and mobility. But their use is a double-edged sword, bringing with it new levels of complexity to IT management and security.
To cope, organizations need to put into place new policies for business use. Will employees be permitted to use their personal devices, or is there a company-owned standard? What is ...
May 2012- The team at MaaS360 talk to prospects and customers about Mobile Device Management (MDM) every day. It has been noticed that there are a number of people looking for basic information regarding MDM. To help the community, this document has been prepared to contain a glossary of important mobile device management terms. Examples include ActiveSync, APNS, SCEP and OTA Configuration.
May 2012- Consumerization of IT and mobility trends are driving the need for a new approach to manage an increasingly diverse enterprise device environment. Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) enables IT to keep up with the rapid pace of change in mobility and evolve with the speed at which business is conducted today. The purpose of this paper is to clarify what MaaS is, how it works, and what's important when evaluating mobility solutions.
As time passes more and more businesses are grappling with Mobile Device Management (MDM). Users are bringing their favorite devices to work and expecting IT to support those devices. There's two ways to look at it. On one hand, your company can save a lot of money and see an increase in employee productivity and satisfaction. On the other, what happens if a device with corporate data on it gets lost or stolen?
In 2010, more than 26 million Americans, or nearly 20 percent of the U.S. workforce, worked from home or remotely for an entire day at least once a month, according to Telework 2011, a WorldatWork report. These statistics make it clear: A good chunk of our workforce has more than one office.
Download "Secure Mobility: Inside Windows 2008 DirectAccess" to understand the potential for great job satisfaction, and benefits and challenges to an increasingly remote workforce such ...
March 2012- A BYOD solution should automate the device onboarding process for employees and guests, as well as the administration and enforcement of policies, by gathering information about the context of the device, user and connection. BYOD also requires real-time visibility and reporting to quickly measure, enforce, and meet compliance mandates.
March 2012- Long derided as an overhyped concept, network access control (NAC) has emerged as an important solution for mitigating the risks of consumerization. Network and security managers will use NAC to retain control of the network in a "bring your own device" (BYOD) environment.
January 2012- In this paper, explore: Why tablets are particularly vulnerable, how tablets should be secured, why the Blackberry PlayBook is the gold standard for secure enterprise-ready tablets, and more...
January 2012- This whitepaper details the BlackBerry PlayBook and BlackBerry Tablet OS. Discover the benefits, including: real-time OS, true multitasking, self-healing microkernel architecture, security, US federal agency certified and speedy, smooth, natural...
January 2012- It's a tricky balancing act to ensure the security of mobile devices without jeopardizing the user experience. In many cases, IT winds up focusing more on one aspect than the other, meaning that risk is added or users are alienated. Finally, both...
It's already happened: employees, customers and partners are using smartphones and tablets from Apple, Google, RIM, and other providers. Between the consumer market and the rise of bring-your-own (BYO) devices in enterprises IT is under pressure to revamp and rethink its mobile strategy. According to Forrester:
• In the enterprise, already 51% of North American and 36% of European information workers pay for all or part of their monthly data plans.
• In the consumer space, 27% ...
October 2011- Today, collecting email data is a necessity for compliance standards, forensic analysis and managing end-user performance and availability. But making sense of the data is a challenge within itself. Collecting the data is only part of the equation and research and many shops are turning towards correlation which helps bring meaning to the massive amount of data collected. This white paper explains how to establish a systematic approach to identifying relationships (correlating!) between log data ...
September 2011- IBM Lotus applications for Android devices provide mobile workers with a smooth transition from the desktop to the smartphone, helping give them the full benefit of Web 2.0 capabilities on the Android platform - with the enterprise security features the business needs to help keep critical information safe.
The foundation of Mobile Device Management (MDM) begins with the ability to set basic policies, view data about your devices, and take manual action if a device does not meet certain parameters.
This reactive approach to secure management has worked fine for some time, but the sheer growth and diversity of mobile devices that organizations are tasked with managing has created the need to become more proactive. Companies in more regulated industries face ...
Mobility has become a top priority for IT and business leaders among organizations of all sizes, driven by the increased pressure to improve productivity across a broadening mobile workforce, the desire to become more operationally efficient, and the need to support the proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the workplace.
Today's employees are doing more work on the go with their smart devices than ever before. With the additional freedom comes greater risks ...
September 2011- When Google created Android as an open source platform, it allowed any and all developers to modify it as they see fit. Event some wireless carriers include pre-installed software on their devices. As a result, there are a number of Android variations across the different makes, models and carriers of smartphones and tablets. The pace of innovation is driving the growth of the Android platform. It is now the leading smartphone platform in the world, ...
September 2011- As companies are starting to provision mobile devices for access to corporate email, the next wave of mobility is coming at us in the form of mobile applications. Just as was true with mobile devices infiltrating the corporate environment, the increase of mobile applications is mainly a consumer led phenomenon. But while these applications were initially targeted at social media, entertainment, and personal productivity, the upsurge in handheld tablets has changed the game. With these ...
September 2011- More businesses than ever are confronting how to fully embrace mobile devices beyond their executive and sales teams. In a way, IT teams are being dragged into this. Many users have fully incorporated smartphones and tablets into their daily lives and use corporate-issued and personally-owned iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to access corporate data. They have also adopted application stores in their personal lives, blending activities like web browsing, games, and mobile payments with business ...
In today's digital age, businesses must embrace mobility to remain competitive and increase productivity.
Download this Cisco white paper to learn how to:
• Give easy access to applications and information that users need to do their jobs
• Accurately protect your business network from threats
• Support a wide variety of devices in order to provide users with a choice of which tools to use
April 2011- As smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices become the data access and communication tools of choice in the work place, the systems needed to support this new generation of mobility are changing.
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