Shiny New Toy Season

by Brian Katz on September 8, 2014 · 0 comments

We’re a little more than 24 hours away from Applepalooza and the rumors have hit the fan. Shiny new toy syndrome is about to kick in at work and hundreds of devices are accidentally going to fall from pockets or into toilets etc in the next few days in hopes of getting one of these new toys before anyone else. While I am hugely excited to see what Apple has to offer, a few phones I’m sure, a wearable maybe an iPad or a Mac, working in enterprise mobility, I am even more excited by the possibilities that the new season brings us. [click to continue…]

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Balancing security and usability

September 5, 2014

I spend a lot of my time talking about mobility and enablement. When I’m not doing that the talk usually turns to security. So I had to pause today when someone asked me how do you balance mobility and security. I didn’t really understand the question. Why were people worrying about balancing mobility and security? [...]

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Infosec Doesn’t have to be a Four Letter Word

August 28, 2014

I wrote earlier this week about Identity and Access Management (IAM) and how it’s important for Infosec (Information Security) to be involved with projects early. The post generated a few comments and some commentary on twitter, mostly from Infosec folks. Some complained I was too harsh on Infosec (I wasn’t) while others worried that I [...]

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Who’s on first?

August 26, 2014

I spend a lot of time talking about organizations enabling their employees through the use of mobile. It’s truly the only way to ‘win’ at this game. When you enable your users to be more flexible and agile they become more efficient and productive. What more could you ask for? The question always turns to [...]

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iOS, Android, Who cares

August 22, 2014

I have people ask me all the time what smartphone or tablet should they buy. They’re usually disappointed when I don’t have a stock answer. I like to ask them a few questions first. Based on their answers, I usually make a recommendation of one OS or the other. This becomes much more of an [...]

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It’s not Shadow IT, it’s Shadow Innovation

August 20, 2014

We all hear about shadow IT. It’s a scary term, brought up in articles and conversations. It’s defined as people going around the rules and policies of IT or implementing technology outside of IT’s purview. It’s used by a lot of vendors to point out what can be going wrong in a company. Normally they [...]

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BYOD, or really BYOP – Bring Your Own Plan

August 19, 2014

I read an article today on BYOD (Bring your own device) and how the whole concept could be in trouble. It’s nothing new to see BYOD being seen as the next big thing or for it to be fading away depending on whom you’re talking to. In this case the post was pointing out a [...]

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Mobile first isn’t mobile only

August 18, 2014

One of the people I follow has a favorite tweet. Basically it says the only way to win in the enterprise is to go mobile first and mobile only. It’s a great saying and many people agree it’s the right strategy, and yet, they take the phrase word for word and don’t understand why it [...]

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Mobile isn’t working remotely, it’s a mindset!

August 15, 2014

I spend a lot of time talking about devices and apps. Not necessarily because I want to be talking about them, but that’s what people think mobility is about. They want to get into conversations about Android or iOS (they both have their strengths), why they think Windows Phone OS will succeed or fail, or [...]

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