Samsung launches Enterprise Editions of Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8

The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive Android smartphones available on the market, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were earlier this year. However, for a solid business, neither of the two flagships would be expensive if they prove to be useful enough.

Well, Samsung is trying to target the business segment with the Enterprise Edition variants of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8. Specs-wise, they offer the same performance as the standard models, but the software is a bit different.

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On launch day, BlackBerry's enterprise software and apps will be ready for iOS 11

Even back in those olden days of yesteryear before BlackBerry hopped into bed with Google, the company’s BES software was able to track a company’s fleet of mobile devices regardless of whether these devices ran on iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry. And while today’s BlackBerry handsets are powered by Android, the beat goes on as far as BlackBerry’s enterprise software and mobile apps are concerned.

BlackBerry released a statement today that indicates that the company’s Enterprise Mobility Suite and apps are all ready to update to iOS 11 versions the moment that the next build of Apple’s …

BlackBerry's UEM now provides secure monitoring of smartglasses for the enterprise

The smartglasses category appears to be an enterprise-only affair for now. While analysts like Gene Munster and others call for the product to eventually be bigger than the iPhone, the failed attempt by Google to get its Google Glass into the consumer space was a sign that people are just not ready for such a device. However, in the business world, smartglasses free up workers’ hands while they receive information directly to their eyes. This increases corporate productivity.

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BBM Enterprise is getting video calling support and lots of other new features

BBM Enterprise, the application aimed at businesses, has just received a major update that adds a plethora of new features and improvements. BlackBerry announced the update will only make it to Android and BlackBerry 10 devices, but the iOS version of the app will receive it soon, too.

The highlights of the latest version of BBM Enterprise include video calling, which is now possible between BlackBerry 10 and Android/iOS contacts. Also, the BBM Protected app on BlackBerry 10 devices has been renamed BBM Enterprise.

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BlackBerry releases a new video showing off its Dynamics Launcher for the enterprise

We can’t forget that BlackBerry is now basically a software company. Yesterday, we told you about the new Privacy Shade app that can be found for ‘Berry handsets in the Google Play Store. It’s a simple, but well thought out solution to a security problem. Now, the company has released a video showing off its renamed launcher for the enterprise, the BlackBerry Dynamics Launcher. The latter solves some problems facing employees in the field. 

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Android weakness threatens enterprise security

Android’s future in the enterprise is looking increasingly shaky after several damning reports emerged this month slating the security risk posed to consumers and enterprises by the operating system.

Separate reports from Kaspersky Lab, M86 Security, AV-Test and Juniper Global Threat Centre all warned that the open source approach of the operating system was the critical flaw that had opened it up to an “alarming” increase in malware.

That open source nature was the main reason that increasing numbers of cybercriminals were dumping attempts to hack iOS, as well as reducing the resources focused on discovering weaknesses in Java, according to three of those companies.

According to Juniper, during the period from July to November, Android saw a 472% rise in malware attacks. The mobile security group said that the lack of security controls on the Android Store, as well as the sole requirement to open up a developer’s account being a payment of $ 25, left it open to attack.

It added that the lack of ongoing subscription meant that attacking Android had a low risk, but high return on investment for hackers; hence the reason so many were shifting their focus to the platform.

It warned that Google’s refusal to even consider basic checks to ensure that apps contain no malware meant that because: “no one checking to see that your application does what it says, just the world’s largest majority of smartphone users skimming past your application’s description page with whatever description of the application the developer chooses to include,” meant that the search giant was risking destroying consumer and enterprise confidence in Android.

November alone saw an increase of 111% increase on the amount of malware generated during October. October itself saw an increase of 108% on September’s figures.

Juniper’s investigation found that 55% of all malware released into the Android Store was spyware. The majority of other attacks came in the form of applications that send texts to premium rate numbers.

While the company avoided describing iOS more secure than Android, it did say Apple’s extremely proactive approach to screening all software uploaded onto the App Store had prevented malware spreading on the platform.

Another company that has stressed that iOS is not naturally more secure than Android is Kaspersky Lab. Earlier this year, several senior researchers at the company warned that amount of malware infecting jailbroken devices was a sign that the platform was not necessarily more secure.

However, they – as with Juniper – praised Apple’s strict approach to App approval, as well as a refusal to allow companies access to root systems (something which Kaspersky Lab admitted meant it wasn’t able to offer security software on the platform) had prevented any malware outbreaks.

Its latest report stated that Android had now firmly overtaken every other mobile platform – including Java – to become the prime focus for malware writers. It said that the percentage of malware written for Android stood at 46% of all mobile malware in October 2011, but that it is increasing exponentially, and it expects it to pass the 50% mark before the end of the year.

According to Kaspersky Lab, the percentage of malware written specifically to steal personal data increased by 30% during September. October saw that figure rise by another 34%. It warned that while the vast majority of new malware continued to target data such as contacts, numbers, and GPS coordinates, a small – but worrying – amount were designed to intercept mobile banking services, specifically the one-time passwords banks send to their customers.

That trend was also noted by M86 Security. It describes the rise in malware aimed at mobile banking as “one of the most troubling trends” it has come across. It warned that mobile malware solutions were in their infancy, and that enterprises that took the decision to allow Android-based devices onto their networks need to set strong rules around their use.

Its warning came just days after one of the leading anti-malware testing organisations AV-Test described the majority of Android anti-malware scanners as “near to useless”.

Its study found that the two most popular anti-malware solutions – Antivirus Free and GuardX Antivirus – failed to detect even a single virus. Both failed to detect any malware during a manual test where there were 172 pieces to be discovered, or during the installation of ten known infected applications.

The four reports come on the heel of similar reports from McAfee, security firm Lookout, and market research firm Retrevo.

Article Credit: www.itp.net

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Enterprise CMS predictions for 2013

Enterprise content management witnessed a stupendous growth and development in 2012 and the New Year 2013 promises to be more fulfilling and the landscape is poised to move further. The ECM market is poised for a rapid growth rate of 15 percent over the next four years from US$ 4.4 billion in last year to more than US$ 7.5 billion in 2016. So, there are going to be more surprising changes in the ECM scenario even as we enter into the New Year.

Social CMS
The integration of Enterprise Social media is interesting and its adoption by companies in 2013 remains to be seen though there is a lot of hype surrounding social media for business. The value-based requirement of an independent social media platform for business is debatable. The interest in social ECM is bound to wane as it is widely perceived that many social features are found redundant. Many companies feel that instead of erecting a separate platform, social media features can be effectively integrated into business apps and provide better connectivity and engagement with employees, customers, vendors and other stakeholders. Companies will be looking for built-in social enterprise layers offering more scalability and security. Social media channel will be diffused in core business areas to improve productivity.

Mobile-first ECM
A mobile-first Enterprise CMS allows sharing and synchronization of content in any device. Last year, enterprises were supported with mobile user experience for accessing content on the go, anywhere and anytime, adhering to the corporate content policies. With the fast adoption of tablets, enterprises are evolving from pure content consumption to content creation devices that suit their business requirements and improve their return on investment.

With the invasion of disruptive technologies in mobile application development, enterprises are leveraging mobile strategy to develop apps for smartphones and tablets such as iPhone, Android and Blackberry using native, hybrid and HTML5 technologies, providing a device-independent solution for their mission-critical services.

Mobile solutions
Enterprise CMS leverages open source technologies to provide cost effective enterprise mobile solutions that meet the unique business requirements. Enterprise apps provide the mobile consumer engagement cutting across various industries such as retail, insurance, engineering, medical, etc. The mobile frameworks are customized keeping in view of the unique business needs such as the complexity and security of the business systems.

Cloud relevance
There are so many cloud providers which are gaining huge market share in 2012, which forced many leading tech companies to fight back. This trend will be evident this year as well, with ECM vendors trying to push their way to cloud connectivity. When the enterprise capabilities are fully leveraged, the demand for cloud will subside since cloud-only systems won’t be enough.

In 2013, Companies are oriented to open source cloud-based tools and apps to access from devices which allow them to share information and be more productive. Companies are not only equipped with devices for their workforce, but also extend their capabilities to sync products in the cloud and on-premises. In 2013, enterprises will focus on managing content from anywhere on any device.

We offer enterprise cms solutions which allow organizations to manage a smart document management system that can consolidate all information and store it electronically in one place, making it easy for businesses to search documents they need and improve productivity and profitability. Mobile solutions help companies to mobilize and manage workforce with automated processes and equip them to handle critical tasks which makes decision making easy, in real-time. Our mobile solutions for enterprises ensure employee and customer engagement on a variety of mobile devices.

BCP-340 Supporting BlackBerry 10 Devices and a BlackBerry Device Service in an Enterprise Environment

The candidate having a three months of experience in supporting BlackBerry 10 Devices and with this the candidate also have general working knowledge of BlackBerry devices and its functions and in addition to these he has knowledge of the process to access and use the BlackBerry Technical Solutions Center (BTSC) then he should validate his BlackBerry knowledge with the BlackBerry Certification Program, in order to build his expert reputation by taking this exam BCP-340, Supporting BlackBerry 10 Devices and a BlackBerry Device Service in an Enterprise Environment.

For this BCP-340 Supporting BlackBerry 10 Devices and a BlackBerry Device Service in an Enterprise Environment exam the areas or the topics that are to be studied by the candidates for this exam are mentioned below along with the percentages which tell about how much that specific area covers in exam. There are about five areas that are to be covered which consist of the following.
Administration that covers about thirty percent of the exam as so does Troubleshooting that means both cover a total of sixty percent that is thirty each. Architecture and Data Flow covers about twenty five percent whereas Security covers thirteen percent and Reference information covers only two percent of this exam.

The exam for BCP-340, Supporting BlackBerry 10 Devices and a BlackBerry Device Service in an Enterprise Environment is that of CBT: Linear Fixed Forms – Live version. The pass or fail status for the exam or its result is that of Single cut point, which is notified immediately upon completion. Test scoring is Computer scored and the score report is provided after the marking of the exam. The exam is conducted in English the company is have plans for future translation. The number of items in this exam is seventy and the item type or the formats of these items are that of multiple choices – single and multiple answers and the time allotted to complete this exam is ninety minutes. The candidates will be provided with a list of acronyms and a glossary during the exam. There are no prerequisites for this exam.

If some individuals are interested in other courses that are related to this BCP-340, Supporting BlackBerry 10 Devices and a BlackBerry Device Service in an Enterprise Environment exam than they should also go through Troubleshooting the BlackBerry Device Service v.6.2 2-day Instructor-led Training.

There are several resources available for the candidates for the preparation of exam which will make the preparation a little easier for them it includes training which is usually helpful for the exam the BlackBerry Training that will be available to the candidates to help them get through the exam include Instructor-led training and web-based training, next comes self study guides which includes all those study material that comes with the exam guidance and numerous question and answer which will aid greatly in the preparation BlackBerry Coach also comes under self study guides along with these pre-exam assessments are also of great help for the examination.

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What iOS 9 Means for the Enterprise

Combined with EMM, the release of iOS 9 gives IT a seamless and unified way to deploy, secure, and manage iOS devices and apps from start to finish.

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Admins can quickly configure and deploy thousands of devices with fewer touches, enabling end users to be productive from the minute they get their devices. With iOS 9 and MobileIron, IT admins have the advanced tools they need to accelerate mobile initiatives as well as their careers.

This white paper covers the new iOS 9 features that enable advanced enterprise security, faster device and app deployment, and enhanced productivity. It also provides five key recommendations for IT admins and developers to prepare their organizations for the new OS.

Android for Work Pushes Google Further Into Enterprise

Google’s push into the enterprise gained steam last week when the company finally launched Android for Work, a containerization platform and standalone app for older Android devices that lets IT administrators create separate corporate and personal workspaces on Android smartphones and tablets.

Android for Work is Google’s latest attempt to address two of Android’s most significant challenges for IT: security and fragmentation. The latest version of Android, v5.0, known as “Lollipop,” now supports separate spheres for personal and work. Devices running older versions of the OS can access some of the same features in a separate Android for Work app.

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Google is taking a partner-centric approach in hopes of encouraging more businesses to adopt Android for enterprise applications and protocols. To this end, the company partnered with many well-known enterprise mobility management (EMM) providers, including BlackBerry, Citrix, IBM, MobileIron, SAP, Soti and VMware.

After rolling out Android for Work, IT administrators publish enterprise apps to the Google Play store through an EMM provider, and they can manage company data and applications on Android devices using a single console. Instead of trying to compete with established EMM or mobile device management (MDM) companies, Google embraced the tools and platforms that are already familiar to many IT professionals.

Android for Work ‘Won’t Create a Tipping Point’

Google seems to have finally acknowledged the importance of attracting enterprise customers to Android, but it’s still in the early stages of laying its framework. Until recently, Google left the enterprise mobility features and apps to others, and Android for Work could ultimately prove to be too little, too late.

“Android for Work will move the needle slightly for Android in the enterprise, but it won’t create a tipping point,” says Forrester Analyst David Johnson.

The new product does address a few key pain points for CIOs and IT staff, according to Johnson.

“Previously they would have to either deploy and maintain specialized, secure apps for common things like email, calendar and productivity, or invest in app wrapping or other device- and app-management approaches to strike the balance between usability and security,” Johnson says.

Android for Work is designed to work with both corporate- and employee-owned devices, thereby enabling employees to use personal Android devices for work, but Johnson says some people and employers do not want total separation of work and personal data on their phones and tablets.

Employees may rest easily knowing IT staff can’t snoop through their personal information, but many would rather not surrender complete control over their work-related documents, according to Johnson. “If they work on something they don’t want to risk losing access to, they’re either going to do that work on another device or find another way to ensure they won’t lose access to it at the will of their employer later.”

Rajiv Taori, Citrix’s vice president of product management in its mobile platforms group, says enterprises are hungry for capabilities that can help them achieve their mobility initiatives. (Citrix is one of Google’s Android for Work partners.) He believes Google is making huge strides with Android for Work thanks to the new containerization offering.

Modern Workspace Requires Modern Mobility Tools

The traditional workspace is changing rapidly, and Android for Work is a manifestation of what Taori and others at Citrix call the “software-defined workspace.”

“We want to make sure that people can be as productive and as effective doing their work no matter where they are, on any device that they might be on, on any network that they may be on,” Taori says.

It is essential for IT to be able to isolate, secure and protect enterprise data, because employees can often access this information from any device, at any time, according to Taori. Android for Work’s value proposition for both sets of primary stakeholders — IT staff and the individual users — are the new capabilities that allow them to be as productive on Android devices as they are when they’re at the office, Taori says.

Google’s comprehensive package “reduces the risk of fragmentation and makes it easier to accept Android into your enterprise,” says Ryan Faas, mobile strategist at MobileIron, another Android for Work partner.

Android for Work ‘Only as Strong as the Weakest Link’

Android for Work is a step in the right direction for Google, but it still requires IT knowhow to be fully utilized and delivered at scale. CIOs and IT administrators need to pay attention to app-level permissions, particularly as they relate to apps that exchange data, according to Faas.

“The container is only as strong as the weakest link,” Faas says.

This is a challenge that will continue to vex Google, its customers and partners for years to come, according to Forrester’s Johnson. Google could eventually develop a way for information to pass between the work and personal spheres in Android based on content or context, he says, but the need to separate work and personal isn’t always black and white.

Android for Work Greater Than Sum of its Parts

Although Android for Work doesn’t introduce anything new or unique, from a technological standpoint, as a complete system it is quite powerful, according to Johnson. “Apple has had the ability to separate work and personal data with per-app VPN (virtual private network) and iOS profiles for some time, but … Google is catching up and upping the ante.”

“Android just got more attractive to enterprise IT decision-makers who’ve been put off by Android’s lack of enterprise security and manageability features in the past,” says Johnson. “Android for Work won’t change the game, but it will silence some of critics.”