Google announced Android for Work today, unveiling its new tools and strategy for using Android devices in the workplace.
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- Big Data, Analytics and Virtualization
- Contact Center and Customer Engagement
- Cloud and Data Center
- Cost Models and Total Cost of Ownership
- Enterprise Trusted Advisor
- IT Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Technology
- Mobile and Network Services
- Security, Risk Management, and Compliance Research Initiatives
- Unified Communications and Collaboration
YES! Typically, when we think of enterprise mobility, it’s a very different beast. The majority of announcements in the greater collective of the mobile world are aimed at the consumer side.
Email, the scourge of today’s workforce that keeps millions upon millions from actually getting anything done seems to exist as a necessary evil in the corporate collaboration environment.
Security as a Business Enabler
Cybersecurity is undergoing a sea change. Previously, security professionals viewed their primary charter as protecting the organization. Senior executives agreed: they viewed information security as a necessary evil, almost a ‘tax’ on doing business, and invested accordingly—that is, as little as possible to lower risk to an acceptable level. These days, however, security professionals and other senior executives are beginning to see security as a way to enable, enhance, and grow the business. In other words, they have moved from asking themselves, “What will it take to protect the organization,” to, “What would we be doing differently if we weren’t afraid?”
That’s leading to a fundamental shift in how companies are approaching cybersecurity technology, policies, and personnel. They’re taking a pervasive protection approach to security, and deploying technologies and techniques such as mobile device management, Big Data analytics, granular content management, and single-sign-on for cloud services. This holistic, proactive approach is enabling formerly risk-averse companies to embrace mobility and the cloud. Finally, security staffers are increasingly stepping up to the role of enterprise trusted advisors—even helping organizations meet their goals for innovation.