Most security experts will tell you that protecting information is about time and value. How valuable is the information and for how long will it maintain it’s value. This is very different from stopping people from getting your information, which in the digital age of creeping privacy reductions and state sponsored digital espionage is largely impossible.
Many industries are facing huge disruption to their market/s and that disruption is not coming from the historical legacy competition… more and more it is coming from two 20 something uni drop-outs with an AWS account, a couple of smartphones and a cashed up Venture Capitalist looking for a good bet.
The trick isn’t so much knowing what level you are at, but understanding what to assess and how to validate. Mobile maturity is non-linear. Clients often do not fit into one nice box, often there are capabilities scattered across a few different levels so breaking out the important categories is important.
Like all good horror stories, there are always the 'innocent victims' that were to slow to get out of the way because they couldn't see the obvious and the irresistible. Many a CIO has experienced a reduction in authority and influence due to consumerisation and a major shift in the vendor landscape, through no fault of their own.
A key area organisations are struggling with is the ability to deploy mobile applications. Mobile Application Services is an important support function in enterprise mobility and requires an understanding of the toolsets to get apps onto devices and the support processes to ensure that apps are supported and meet quality standards.
MSC Mobility has released its latest enterprise managed mobility offering addressing the complexities of deploying and managing mobile applications. “Managing mobile applications present a lot of challenges for enterprises because many of the automated tools that exist in the desktop world are not available in the mobile world.” MSC Mobility’s Product Manager Justin Stuckey states.