Best Practices for Mobile Privacy in BYOD
acullen | February 25, 2013
Privacy is top of mind for every enterprise deploying BYOD programs. A few months back we posted a thoughtful report from analyst Richard Absalom of Ovum called “International Data Privacy Legislation Review: A Guide for BYOD Policies,”...Continue Reading »
Josh Sirota | February 4, 2013
I am the Principal Architect in MobileIron’s Office of the CTO. Before MobileIron, I was involved in the world of large-enterprise desktop and server management for twenty years. That industry had many big transitions as innovative startups introduced disruptive technologies and concepts. It was quite a ride keeping up with the evolution of software distribution, patch management, configuration management, licensing and regulatory compliance tools, app virtualization, desktop virtualization...Continue Reading »
The Rise of Business-Chic
Nigel Hawthorn | June 13, 2012
“I feel like a dinosaur travelling on a plane with a laptop!” At a recent user forum, one of our customers said that one of his C-level executives had made this statement, demanding that everything he needs be made available on an iPad so he can ditch the laptop altogether when out of the office. Though there were a few laughs from others around the table, we also had our share of nodding heads. There is no doubt about it: tablets and especially the iPad are objects of desire. If a senior...Continue Reading »
My iPad Experiment
Ojas Rege | August 31, 2010
A funny moment happened to me while traveling in the UK a few weeks back. I was at a bar and had my iPad out to catch up on e-mail which piled up during my trip. Two gentlemen sat down next to me. One had an iPhone and was reading something on it. One gentleman looked at me, then to the other with the iPhone and said, “You know, his is bigger”.
It’s true that many view the iPad as a much bigger version of the iPhone and iPod Touch. However, its capabilities extend beyond what one...Continue Reading »
The Missing Social Contract
Ojas Rege | August 17, 2010
A social contract is an ”agreement by the governed on a set of rules by which they are governed.” (thanks Wikipedia)
I have seen very few businesses where the social contract for smartphones, beyond BlackBerry, is clearly laid out and internalized by both employer and employee. It’s almost always missing. I hear that policies are in place, but if they are not understood and accepted by the employee, then for all intents and purposes, they don’t exist.
This notion of the ”...Continue Reading »
Unlimited data – see ya!
Ojas Rege | June 3, 2010
No big surprise. After several months of media speculation, unlimited data is no more. In the battle of network-thirsty-smartphones vs. capacity-constrained-data-networks, the score is Smartphones 1 Networks 0.
Today’s AT&T announcement strikes me as more of a pre-emptive than reactive move, though. If currently 35% of subscribers already use more than 200MB of data per...Continue Reading »
Get hired, bring smartphone
Ojas Rege | May 28, 2010
With so many more economical choices for purchasing smartphones, more global workers now choose to bring their own device to work. That’s a double edge sword. Productivity increases but use of corporate data on employee owned devices translates into increased risk. What if the employee leaves and goes to a competitor? What if the phone is broken or lost? What happens when that employee phone connects employees’ friends, social networks, their media (illicit or virus laden), and games...Continue Reading »
FCC gets serious about data
Ojas Rege | May 12, 2010
The FCC is following the lead of the EU and getting serious about data charges. There is a good article in GigaOm about this: http://gigaom.com/2010/05/11/fcc-seek-rules-to-avoid-24000-mobile-bills
The goal is to limit mobile data “bill shock” for consumers. I think of it as going for a 300-mile road-trip, pulling into the gas station, and realizing that gas is now $100 per...Continue Reading »
Ojas Rege | April 11, 2010
Was just commenting on a post over at http://theemf.org/ about the constantly increasing complexity of mobile in the enterprise, especially given the recent introductions of iPad and iPhone OS 4.0. This is both the beauty and challenge of our industry. From the user’s perspective, the bar for mobile capabilities keeps getting raised and the experience keeps getting better and/or different.
The challenge is that enterprises aren’t used to...Continue Reading »
Ojas Rege | April 4, 2010
We’ve been doing app development at work for iPad, so I was really excited yesterday to check it out on launch day. But the most interesting thing happened when I brought the iPad home. My two oldest kids, 12 and 5 years old, gravitated to it like moths to a flame. The “wow, this is cool” fascination that lit up their eyes really stuck with me.
On one hand, both have access to a home computer, a laptop, and an iPod Touch, so it’s not that they haven’t experienced a touch interface or...Continue Reading »