Why User Behavior Continues to Put Enterprises at Risk
No matter how rigorous an approach you take to security in the enterprise, your biggest threat to security will always be your users. Though the so-called “user threat” has been well-known by IT professionals since the dawn of the computer, a new study commissioned by RiskIQ finds that the problem is extremely pervasive, and still poses a serious threat for consumer and enterprise app usage.
Two in Five CEOs Kick Off Digital Transformation
An unsettled global political environment has not shifted CEOs’ focus on profits and growth, cited as the top priority for 58 percent of CEOs in 2017, up from 42 percent in 2016. Based on a survey of 388 CEOs by Gartner, product improvement and technology are the biggest-rising priorities for CEOs this year.
Improve Business Productivity with the Power of Enterprise Mobile Moments
In today’s always-connected, always-on world, your workforce needs instant and secure access to their critical business applications and data from any location, at any time and on any device. With 23 percent of U.S. employees work remotely at least some of the time and that number increasing, there is a critical need for accessing business applications from not only desktops and laptops, but tablets, smartphones and wearables as well to enhance productivity.
Eye Recognition to Rival Fingerprint Authentication for Biometric Banking
ABI Research’s latest biometric technologies market data report reveals that fingerprint sensors in smartphones will surge to reach a 95 percent penetration rate of smartphone shipments by 2022. This will prompt new opportunities for biometric technologies, such as eye recognition, to be utilized as part of novel identification and payment applications for both the banking and governmental markets.
Windows 10 Installed Base Hits 500 Million
On the first day of its Build 2017 developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 is now running on 500 million “monthly active devices.” The half-billion milestone is an important one for convincing developers to write software for the Universal Windows Platform and to convert desktop apps so they can be sold in the Windows Store.
Cloud is the Digital Transformation Keystone
The cloud is the key building block in driving a digital transformation strategy with customers looking for support from the channel in making speedier changes to their businesses. Speaking at the recent Ingram Micro Cloud Summit a panel discussed the reality of digital transformation and the steps that the channel could take to make the process easier for users.
Google Streamlines Vendor Android Updates with Project Treble
Google has unveiled a new system that aims to streamline vendor Android updates. It’s called Project Treble, and Google says it’s the “biggest change yet to low-level system architecture.”
At GE, Digital Transformation Powers New Lines of Business
Watch and learn as CDO Ganesh Bell describes how GE Power’s transformation produced $4 billion in new business. This free knowledge bundle includes an article, Bell’s mainstage presentation at the AGENDA17 conference, and an exclusive video interview.
Google Will Review Web Apps That Want Access to Its Users’ Data
In response to recent attacks where hackers abused Google’s OAuth services to gain access to Gmail accounts, the company will review new web applications that request Google users’ data.
England Hospitals Hit By Coordinated Ransomware Attack
Hospitals across England have fallen victim to what appears to be a coordinated ransomware attack that has affected facilities diverting patients to hospitals not hit by the malware. The attackers are asking for $300 in Bitcoin to decrypt affected machines, payable within 24 hours or the ransom doubles. If the victims don’t pay within seven days, they lose the option to have the files decrypted, according to U.K. press reports.
Mobile is the New Desktop, and That’s Good for Enterprise Apps
Android surpassed Microsoft’s Windows in March to become the most popular operating system on the internet, according to figures compiled by GlobalStats. “This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era,” said Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter’s CEO. “It marks the end of Microsoft’s leadership worldwide of the OS market which it has held since the 1980s.” Cullen may be overstating the significance of the findings somewhat but really that is beside the point, which is that mobile operating systems have come from nowhere in five years, and desktop computing in general is in relative decline.
What’s Your App Priority?
Applications are the key to end-user computing, but they haven’t always been the industry’s focus. Security fears around BYOD and the consumerization of IT put the spotlight on mobile device management and, later, EMM. And the flood of major software vendors into that market kept our attention there for much of the past decade. That will change this year. Application development, deployment and delivery are some of the top end-user computing projects taking place in IT departments this year, according to TechTarget’s 2017 IT Priorities Survey.
Gartner Argues Medicine, Law and IT May Be Affected By the Rise of the Robots
Gartner has given a tentative guideline of 2022 as when smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in medicine, law and IT, according to the firm’s latest missive. The analyst house argues there is a fear of skilled practices becoming ‘utilities’ through the rise of artificial intelligence. One example Gartner uses is through law; if an enterprise uses a smart machine which substitutes for a lawyer, after the first long and expensive period of training, the enterprise can add as many other smart machines as it wants for minimal cost.
Microsoft to Developers: Here’s How to Add AI to Your Apps
Microsoft is rolling out more cognitive service application programming interfaces this week at its Build 2017 conference. Officials’ message to developers is they can use the tools they already know, plus these new APIs to bring AI to their applications easily, quickly and with customization.
Forget Microsoft and Google, Apple’s Next Tech Arch-Enemy is Amazon
Amazon’s rapid expansion of its Echo hardware into the living room, and the rolling out of a calling service between devices presents a real threat to Apple. It seems that Apple always has a tech arch-enemy that it’s up against. First, it was Microsoft and the Windows platform, and then it was Google and the Android platform. Now the Cupertino giant is under pressure from an entirely different company — Amazon.
Microsoft’s New Mobile App Enables Windows Developers to Test on iOS
Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft designed to make their lives easier. The company has unveiled a series of apps and services, including one that’s designed to let Windows-based developers test iOS apps from their PCs.