In this post, some numbers of note: Android 4.0 and higher now accounts for more than half of all the active versions out there, the top 5 tablet vendors by 1Q13 sales, and iOS users are still the most active of the bunch.
A few weeks back, Holger Schulze put out the call on his Information Security group on LinkedIn for respondents to a survey on BYOD and mobile security practices. Of the group’s approximately 160,000 members, 1,650 took the survey. In this article, we’ll look at those results that describe the state of BYOD at the organizations represented by the respondents.
In this edition of our BYOD Roundup, we cover: a new book on BYOD written not for managers or IT but rank-and-file employees, legal issues surrounding BYOD, and an issue that’s not often talked about when discussing “Shadow IT”.
For those of you who can’t wait for the Galaxy S4 to come out, here are some ads showing off some of the features from Samsung’s upcoming flagship phone.
We’ve got lots of BYOD stats in this roundup, gathered by ReadWrite and Intel, Cisco and Dell. Find out how people are using (and misusing) their mobile devices in the workplace!
If you still need proof that mobile devices have really caught on, take a look at NBC news’ comparison between the 2005 and 2013 crowds gathered at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to see the newly-selected Pope.
Shadow IT — those applications, services and systems that people at an organization use without the approval of that organization or its IT department to get work done — has its upsides, but among its downsides is the risk of leaking important or sensitive data. The addition of mobile devices to the mix complicates things.
In this roundup: Why you need to create a mobility policy and how CTS can help you, Samsung introduces “Knox”, their containerization solution for mobile devices, and ten ideas to help make BYOD more appealing to the people at your office.
Here’s a look at three reports on mobile use:
- iPass and IronMobile’s 2013 Mobile Enterprise Report,
- Citrix’s Mobile Usage Survey, which says we’re really attached to our smartphones, and
- Citrix Bytemobile’s Mobile Analytics Report, based on mobile traffic data
Here’a quick look at the number from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, plus a look at their best guess for what the mobile market will look like in 2015. (Here’s a hint; their prediction is likely waaaaay off.)