Lawyers have been increasingly liberated from their desks thanks to digital software, with convenience and affordability the main benefits, but security management was named as the biggest challenge facing legal IT departments – especially in small and medium-sized practices.
Seagate's Sof Socratous discusses the impact of bring your own device (BYOD), how it's transforming the way SMEs store and access data at work, and the challenges a BYOD policy can bring.
In the same month that three British judges were fired from their positions for viewing pornographic material through official IT accounts, new research has shown how many British workers are accessing similar content.
While often seen as big cost developments rolled out by larger businesses, smartphone applications (apps) are increasingly becoming useful tools for SMEs as the build cost comes down.
Employers are quickly learning that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a phenomenon that can perhaps not be stopped. However, while employees certainly enjoy the functionality that BYOD provides, the websites they sometimes visit are mere hooks in the water, with hackers and viruses waiting on the other side to reel important data in. And unsurprisingly, porn sites are most commonly used as bait.
British firms are at risk from wearable devices, which could put data in the hands of thieves, according to a report from Trend Micro.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) gives employees and employers more flexibility and allows people to use mobile or cloud apps to share files and folders. However, while the functionality of BYOD is certainly enjoyed by many there are some serious risks that come with it – especially when it comes to putting it on to the secured network.
Charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations are vulnerable to IT security risks and reputational damage without a formal Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in place, according to a white paper commissioned by Advanced Exchequer.
Technological innovation has changed the workplace beyond recognition in a few decades, and if anything, that’s set to accelerate. Consumer technology is evolving at a frantic pace, and business IT is striving to keep up. As a result, business solution startups are becoming a dime a dozen, leaving organisations often struggling to sort gimmicks from industry-shifting innovations.
Workers are increasingly using their personal devices for work, and vice versa – but is there a danger here
It’s the time of year when people start booking their summer holidays, and for employers it is vital that they ensure their BYOD policies are rigorous enough to protect their business against any potential data breach while their staff are away enjoying a fortnight in the sun.
Of today’s Generation Y, around 90 per cent check their smartphones first thing in the morning – reinforcing the fact that today we are in an ‘always on’ environment.