A good look at today in information technology. With changes and new requirements, what will survive and grow, what will become obsolete and die?
Excerpt: As a result, “20 to 40 percent of businesses at this conference won’t be here in five to 10 years,” said Forrester Research VP and Principal Analyst Bobby Cameron. “The ones that disappear are the ones not able to stabilize back office activities that don’t differentiate them competitively.”
As technology practices struggle to align with changing competitive business practices, they must also incorporate the arrival of big data, analytics, social, mobile and cloud technologies in their processes and architecture.
Whether through planning or as a result of the evolution, captive enterprise IT skills are migrating from blue collar to white collar.
Read full article via Surviving Digital Disruption – Information Management Online Article.
Heads up — the article lists very good points. Is your company allowing BYOD and do you have policies and security in place?
Excerpt: Allowing employees to bring their own devices to work is causing new challenges, including what happens when a device needs to be wiped or employees want to sell their smartphone or tablet.
Mobile security and BYOD (bring your own device) are main themes at the European edition of RSA’s security conference, which takes place this week in London.
Read full article via Legal and technical BYOD pitfalls highlighted at RSA security conference | CFOworld.
Small business check out the comparison of 8 tablets to help you decided which is better for your business use.
Excerpt: ….. tablets are not one-size-fits-all. For business users, your choice can depend on how you plan to use a tablet — making presentations, processing transactions or reading documents. You should also take into account your preferred mobile operating system, available apps and the kind of connectivity you’ll need.
Here’s our guide to eight of the best existing and soon-to-arrive tablets:
Read full article via 8 Tablets for Business: the Pros and Cons | Slideshow | Entrepreneur.com.
Advice for all small businesses that are now challenged with security and BYOD issues. Good read.
Excerpt: The report goes on to detail five primary recommendations to manage today’s enterprise mobile risks and setup a platform for growth.
Read full article via Consumer Devices are Here. Is Your Enterprise Security Ready? – Information Management Online Article.
Check out the predictions and some stats from Gartner and TechCrunch in this TechCrunch article. Good read for all small business.
Excerpt: Gartner names three things that are still niche and growing: bar code marketing, mobile coupons and augmented reality. All three share some common features: a lack of consumer awareness, slow adoption and often-poor user experience. (These are my opinions, not Gartner’s.) Bar codes, Gartner believes, could become “mainstream” within 2-5 years. Mobile coupon adoption has been “slow” and augmented reality reached its hype cycle two years ago (when it was, as it is now, still niche). Whether efforts by Apple with its Passbook service, or Facebook pushing further into coupons, or Google and its ambitions to do ever more integrating services like Goggles and Wallet, helps turn these challenges around remains to be seen.
Read full article via SoLoMo Update: Mobile-Only Social Networks To Reach 1B Users By 2014, 800M Users Of Foursquare + Other Location Services This Year | TechCrunch.
Good article — and again, it is a wealth of information as we form best practices in our new to learn areas — in this instance, mobile.
Excerpt: ……. because they’ve not yet figured out the proper way to manage mobility. Many focus on the device, and as a side-effect keep their users toting the equivalent of graphing calculators, others feel there are not yet market-ready tools to mitigate the risk from devices, their apps and the many different user types inside their organizations.
It’s Time For A Comprehensive Approach, The Mobile Control Plane
What’s lacking isn’t the technology to manage mobile users and their devices, it’s an understanding of how it should be applied. Over the past two years, as we’ve seen mobile penetration double in the US mobile phone owning population, the market for mobility management solutions has been awash in promises of cure-alls.
Read full article via Preparing For Mobile, It’s About More Than MDM « Make Mobile Work.