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Only One-Quarter Of Australian Companies Use Mobile Device Management

Mobile device management is definitely the most comprehensive solution to the management and security woes of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. New research from Telsyte suggests that just 24 per cent of companies have MDM software installed and processes in place.


Why A Self-Destructing Phone Won't Solve All Your BYOD Woes

Businesses battling to keep their information safe pricked up their ears last week as it was announce that Boeing has produced a mobile phone that self-destructs should the wrong person try to use it. It sounds like the stuff of Hollywood action movies but the idea of being able to protect phones in this way could offer the solution to a rising problem.


How Intel Plans To Secure Android Devices

Securing Android devices isn’t quite as fiddly as trying to manage iOS, but still lacks options compared to the well-established principles for desktop PCs and laptops. At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Intel outlined plans to make Android devices more manageable, but just how soon will we see those plans in action?


Why MDM Platforms Rarely Work Completely

Mobile device management (MDM) is an essential component of any sensible bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy. While having a degree of control over mobile devices used for work purposes is useful, it’s important to recognise the limitations of the approach. The biggest one? What you can control is limited and constantly changing.


BYOD Policy 101: Myths And Realities

We’re living in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era: no-one wants to be stuck with an ancient work laptop or under-powered mobile when they can buy sexier options for less themselves. So how do you go about developing


Use The Pareto Principle To Manage Mobile Security More Effectively

The Pareto principle argues (in simplistic terms) that 80 per cent of effects derive from just 20 per cent of causes. The 80:20 rule can be a useful approach to adopt when you’re trying to devise mobile security strategies, especially as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) creates an ever-diversifying stream of devices that need to be controlled.


Why Managing Phones Matters More Than PCs Or Tablets

Need more proof that we’re living in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) era, no matter what the official corporate policy says? Sales figures and forecasts from Gartner show that smartphones will continue to be the biggest-selling device platform for the foreseeable future, but tablets and PCs aren’t disappearing either.


How Businesses Need To Change The Way They Purchase PCs

We constantly encounter headlines about how tablets are killing PC sales. That doesn’t mean computers are disappearing from the workplace, but it does mean the way you buy them for business use will change dramatically. Here are some key issues to consider when doing that.


BlackBerry Looks To MDM For Its Future

Exactly which direction BlackBerry will pursue in the near future remains unclear. However, the signs suggest that it plans to focus even more heavily on mobile device management (MDM).


10 Tips For Better Mobile Device Management

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is now a permanent part of the landscape, so IT pros need to ensure those diverse devices are controlled using mobile device management (MDM). Here are 10 tips to consider as you look towards MDM.