In a recent article by Winmark Business Solutions, “Survey shows small businesses using mobile technology, but want it more relevant,” a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and funded by Bank of the West provided some interesting insights into the world of mobile computing as it is used by small businesses. Harris Interactive polled a number of small businesses and found that 94% of small businesses said that marketing was the best way to use mobile technology, followed by mobile payments at 82% and customer relationship databases at 63%. [Read more…]
Mobile Security Challenges of Enterprise Data Collection Technologies:
Data security to and from mobile devices have the same problems and solution space as other data transmissions. Good encryption is the obvious solution for secure transmissions on commercial networks. While Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has become the tool of choice for securing data and access from mobile devices to backend systems, physical security of local data on the device is also a threat. The use of Smart Card technology is one solution to this mobile security problem, and has been widely adopted by the United States Government for the implementation of physical infrastructure security. The issue with reliance on Smart Card technology for the newer mobile technologies is readers and hardware support for newer operating systems such as iOS and Android are very limited. [Read more…]
The ever-evolving physical security market is showing a number of trends in 2012, including the convergence of the Internet, physical access, network access and mobile phones; an increase in workforce mobility; the rise of “bring your own device to work,” or BYOD; and the significant growth of cloud computing.