A few years back a customer’s CSO left the room when I said that this customer should start thinking about a scenario, where selected users bring their own devices – he called me “nuts”. Well, I think the smartphone area proofed me right. Basically the smartphones were the first Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as . . . → Read More: How to manage “Bring your own device”
We often talk about consumerization of IT. The advantages are huge – and so are the risks.
The key challenge is, that we increasingly started to rely on devices built for consumers to safeguard our company’s – or even worse our country’s – secrets. Consumerization is huge and makes a lot of sense from a . . . → Read More: The Risks of Consumerization of IT
I just read this article on Google pulling 50 applications from their Android marketplace (Google uses remote delete to remove Android apps from smartphones – Update). A very good decision as these apps leverage an exploit to access user data.
However, what made me think is that they removed the applications from the devices. This . . . → Read More: Is Remote-Application-Removal Acceptable?
You might have heard that we will ship an update for Windows Phone 7 soon. Yes, with some new functionality, I am waiting for as well. In the next few days we update the update mechanism to make the delivery for the next version smoother.
The interesting piece is, however, the update history we publish. . . . → Read More: Windows Phone 7 Updates
Jailbreaking is probably one of the biggest problems on phones – mainly because it allows easy access to your secrets. Fraunhofer Institute in Germany showed just that:
Therefore, do not think that your iPhone is secure. Make sure you at least remote wipe the phone, when you lost it…
. . . → Read More: Phone Security: Lose your Passwords on iPhone in a few minutes
I am definitely looking forward to the collaboration Nokia/Microsoft and it seems to have gotten quite some chatter on the web. Interestingly, F-Secure looked into it as well: They looked at the app-model and the sandboxing technology in Windows Phone 7 and concluded (as we do as well) that malware on Windows Phone 7 is . . . → Read More: Security Impact of the Nokia/Microsoft Announcement
I guess you do not know the problem: My kids come home from school and want an iPod – I want them to use a Zune as I am convinced that iTunes is one of the worst software I have ever seen (besides RealPlayer), I hate the lock-in into the store and the iPod user . . . → Read More: Time to sell your iPhone
I just got a mail that my Windows Phone 7 is ready for pick-up. Unfortunately I am in Redmond at the moment and my Windows Phone 7 is in Switzerland. The poor device will have to wait for me for another week (or is it the other way around – poor Roger has to wait . . . → Read More: Windows Phone 7 Reviews