Until recently, many enterprise IT departments had stopped trying to build their own internal CRMs, content management systems and sales software. But the era of mobile apps has reset the entire build vs. buy debate. Over the past couple of years, CIOs have thrown themselves back into the business of application building in an effort […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the near future, virtually every enterprise company will need a strict Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy. The majority of enterprise-level companies now support or plan to support some sort of program that allows employees to bring a device of their choice to the workplace, but the regulations governing those policies are still evolving. CIOs’ fear of […]