Insider Threats: Are you Ignoring the Potential Risk?

A recent Harris poll that we recently commissioned in the US has exposed the need for enterprises to wake up to the fact that basic internal security measures will not protect them from insider threats.

Insider breaches are often perceived as exceptions and rarities as opposed to a common threat; although data breaches spotlight the malevolence of hackers and hacktivists, some of the most serious vulnerabilities are in fact closer to home. Is it time for CIOs and CSOs to rethink their approach to monitoring and managing internal risk? Continue reading…

Leeds City Council Select CCP to deliver Customer Access Strategy

Leeds City Council has selected Asidua’s leading Local Government contact management integration solution, Customer Contact PlatformTM (CCP), to help them deliver their Customer Access Strategy.

Serving a population of over 751,500, Leeds City Council is the second largest metropolitan district in the UK.  Today striving to be the best council in the UK, the council’s ‘Customer Access Strategy 2012-2015’ is designed to help the authority improve the quality of their customer service delivery, whilst also delivering significant savings through lowering transactional costs – both agendas being served by Asidua’s Customer Contact Platform™ (CCP). Continue reading…

BYOD: No more “being a slave to the cable”

BYOD (bring-your-own-device) is not new for higher education, according to Simon Furber, Data Centre and Network Manager at Brunel University.

While the phenomenon takes the business world by storm, the higher education sector has been dealing with user-owned devices for over a decade and has much to teach the enterprise world about how to effectively manage and secure both devices and user expectations. Continue reading…

Different factors that are predicted to cause disruption and in the next 2 years.

What exactly is Enterprise mobility management?

To put it in generalised terms, it’s a collection of tools that are essential to ensure that a business can organise and install a system to secure and manage policies, devices and applications within today’s mobile workforce, a workforce that consists of BOYD and flexible working patterns.

Today’s business is a market place that is changing rapidly, and there are several factors that are predicted to cause disruption and in the next 2 years and there needs to be a different approach to these factors.

The key factors that will create change are:-

  • Platform proliferation.
  • Continued enterprise distribution.
  • Increasing importance of compliance, risk and governance.
  • The arrival of EMM IT management system.
  • Demand for value-driven metrics.

With future development, companies will have to respond to these factors, and opportunities will be created for or technological experts to develop responses and adapt management systems to meet the new sets of needs.

EMM addresses new sets of challenges; we know the market is changing alarmingly fast, and changes are so distinctive and fluid that there is no one best provider; it depends on your needs.

Whitehall media events are an opportunity for the top companies to come and exhibit and share their information, findings and products that are available for providing the answers that are needed. AirWatch and MobileIron can address some of the widest concerns through a single source. You will probably find that you will require a blend of device management and application management often from different companies to give you the answers you’ll need.


EMM is on the tip of everyone tongue; companies are seeking safe ways to allow users, (mainly employees), to access data “outside” of the office. What companies want is the ability for enterprise to go mobile to allow all data driven applications to be quickly and easily built. This, plus other marketplace factors are discussed at our events, and there is additional information about up-and-coming events on our site.
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Torbay Council selects Logi Analytics for cost savings and improved efficiency

Council sees ROI of 123% in first two months of Logi Analytics implementation

Torbay Council has chosen Logi Analytics, the authority on embedded analytics, to replace its existing business intelligence (BI) technology.  This investment has delivered an immediate return on investment of 123 percent, as well as improving visibility and access to data for budget holders throughout the Council. Continue reading…

Logi Analytics Accelerates its Big Data Capabilities with Hortonworks Partnership

Company Connects to Hortonworks Data Platform to Perform Big Data Analytics

Logi Analytics, the authority on embedded analytics, today announced its support for Hortonworks, a leading contributor and provider of Apache™ Hadoop®. Together with the Hortonworks Data Platform, Logi Analytics customers can store large amounts of semi-structured and unstructured data, explore this data via a direct connection, and rapidly deploy mission-critical analytics. Continue reading…

Are you exposing yourself to a leech?

As we have discussed on many blogs previously, security is vital when using Wi-Fi. Utilisation of Wi-Fi through various devices is rapidly growing. WPA2 (Wireless Protected Access 2) is a security technology that is most commonly used for wireless networks. They are locked access that requires a password. Continue reading…

Enterprise mobility: think about the people

The launch of iOS 7 is a strong indication that big consumer companies are turning their attention to the enterprise, according to Sunstone Communication director Kenny Fraser.

“Apple have started to introduce some significant capabilities which are clearly aimed at the enterprise environment, rather than a pure customer environment”, said Fraser, a former partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers Communications Industry Consulting practice.

Addressing Whitehall Media’s inaugural Enterprise Mobility and Mobile Device Management (EM&MDM) conference at London’s Riverbank Park Plaza hotel, Fraser listed examples from iOS 7 such as the facility to do volume licensing applications, a number of new app management and security options, and significant improvements to mobile device management capabilities to support his claim.

“I am suggesting it is indicative of the trend that this stuff is going to accelerate”, he said. “Samsung has the Gate Program and the Knox Program, which cover some of the same ground for Android.”

Fraser suggested that the focus on strategies such as bring your own device (BYOD) and choose your own device (CYOD) misses the point.

“What employees are actually looking for is a great user experience. The world has changed for them: if we roll the clock back not that many years, the reality was the user experience – whether at home or at work – was pretty rubbish.”

Employees are now used to the idea that they get a great user experience from the devices they have at home, and they want to know why they cannot have that at work, Fraser continued:

“We’re not really talking here about BYOD, we’re talking about the consumerisation of IT, by which we actually mean the consumerisation of corporate IT. Think in those terms, and therefore when you think about the business benefits, start by thinking about the people, rather than the device or the apps or the data”.

Platinum sponsors at the conference included Airwatch, Aruba, BlackBerry and EE.

The next EM&MDM conference will take place at Hotel Russell, London on 19 March 2014. Visit for more details.