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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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.

Do you know if your Wi-Fi hot spot is genuine?

Whitehall Media arrange many events that are designed to share information about the technology which is shaping our future. We believe in creating opportunities to invite all the top companies involved in Big Data Analytics (BDA), Identity Management (IDM), Software Defining Networking (SDN), Enterprise Mobility & Mobile Device Management (EM&MDM), Public Sector Enterprise ICT (PSEICT) and Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualisation (ECCV) to meet with like-minded companies and discuss how we manage the issues surrounding managing data, devices and identities. Continue reading…

MDM, 2013: book your place on this year’s leading Mobile Device Management event before it’s too late.

The clocks are beginning to count down on what promise to be the biggest Mobile Device Management event of the year – Mobile Device Management, 2013 – ‘delivering an enterprise mobility and BYOD strategy for corporate, business and government. Have you managed to secure your place yet? If not, there is still time. Whitehall Media, the UK’s market-leading business-to-business multi-platform media group, will also hosting MDM, 2013, at the Riverbank Plaza, London on 9 October. This prestigious Mobile Device Management conference event is partnered by industry-leading companies like Intel, Blackberry, Computer weekly and Enterprise Management 360˚, and is sponsored by a number of brand-leading companies including Airwatch, EE, Aruba, Wandera, Diligent, ClickSoftware, Infoblox, ICSA, LANDesk and Cloudpath. We can guarantee that this is an event you cannot afford to miss. Continue reading…

AirWatch- Enterprise Mobility Deployments with Comprehensive Containerisation Approach

An announcement has been made by the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider AirWatch®. The introduction of AirWatch Workspace™, this is a secure containerised solution for all enterprise data which includes content and browsing applications and email. Mobility is one of the most essential ways companies do business, so it is critical that companies address the posing threats and challenges of protecting data on mobile devices.  Continue reading…

AirWatch and Symplified announce a new partnership to manage application access across native mobile, cloud and on-premises applications

AirWatch, the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider, and Symplified, the leader in Identity as a Service for the hybrid cloud, have announced a new partnership which will make it easier for businesses to manage application access across native mobile, cloud and on-premises applications and maintain compliance in today’s BYOD world. The announcement was made during the enterprise mobility event, AirWatch Connect Atlanta 2013. Continue reading…