The consumerization of IT is one of the greatest challenges facing IT professionals today. Without proper planning, shifting device ownership to employees can reduce CIOs’ oversight and compromise the security of sensitive data. However, enabling employees to use self-owned devices provides companies with many benefits. The following guide is intended to help IT professionals devise […]
IT professionals of the world rejoice! With the release of iOS 7, Apple has redoubled their efforts to secure enterprise data. As a result, we expect to see BYOD programs gain even more traction with enterprise companies. Apple’s  commitment to data security is nothing new. According to SilverSky’s CTO Andrew Jaquith, “Before iOS 7, Apple […]
The latest Forrester IT Spending report should be no surprise to anyone following the massive spending shifts within the business and government sectors in the past couple of years. Despite a shift in budget away from CIOs and toward CMOs and others within enterprise companies, IT spending is still projected to grow 2.3% this year, with […]
Among the primary challenges for companies managing their bring your own device (BYOD) programs are concerns about data security and lack of oversight into employee behavior. Some companies have even turned to draconian BYOD policies in which self-provisioned devices are inspected for “inappropriate” apps such as Angry Birds or Amazon Kindle. However, these sorts of regressive […]
Over the past decade, companies have gotten progressively better at governing the primary communication channels managed by their employees. Rules covering the usage and management of social media, email and in many cases, even instant message, are commonplace. But there’s one channel you’re rapidly losing control of: the phone number. As more  employee-owned devices find […]
Employees holding out hope that their company will shell out the dough for their next gadget might want to start squirling away their own resources. A global survey of CIOs from Gartner shows that by 2017 , half of the world’s companies will enact bring your own device (BYOD) programs rather than providing their employees […]
How long before enterprises primarily – or even exclusively- deploy mobile devices and focus on developing mobile solutions? While this might sound far-fetched to some, remember that there was a time when the thought of abandoning land lines was barely fathomable. Likewise, I remember all too well when laptop computers were primarily used for business […]
A survey of 450 C-Suite executives has shown that enterprises are hungry for mobile customer relationship management (CRM) apps. The study, conducted by market research firm IDC and enterprise resource planning (ERP) specialist ISF, showed that 31% of respondents identified CRM apps as most-wanted among enterprise mobile apps– more than any other type of mobile […]
The New Year is always a time to look at ways which we can improve ourselves. For some it’s hitting the gym more often, and for others it’s spending more time with your family. But for many sales professionals, it’s also a time to consider new ways to capture better clients and close bigger deals. […]
A new study asked businesses to predict the factors that will be most disruptive to the telecom industry. The number one answer was the death of the landline/desk phone. The second most popular answer was a switch to 100% VoIP over long-term evolution (LTE). The third most cited answer was the “death of plain old […]
“I think the biggest mistake we made as a company is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native.” – Mark Zuckerburg, CEO, Facebook. In one of Zuckerberg’s most controversial remarks on technology, the Facebook CEO announced that his company would focus on creating native mobile apps for Android and iOS, rather than using […]
We’d like to thank our early adopters for all the feedback we’ve been receiving since launching RingDNA Free for Salesforce. We’re hearing a lot about increased productivity and fun. Here’s what we’ve been hearing: RingDNA Slashes Call Prep Time Sales reps spend 24% of their time researching to prepare for sales calls, according to a recent […]