Data Encryption For Education Schools, colleges and universities are facing data security issues on a regular basis and the nature of their IT systems present unique challenges. Balancing diverse information with required security control is complicated when the IT infrastructure is decentralized and difficult to manage. Adding to these challenges is a diverse user population and the increased use of multiple devices and platforms. In this eBook, you’ll discover the basics of data encryption; how it addresses the unique data security challenges facing educational institutions, and key points to consider when building the business case for data encryption. You’ll also learn
The Death of “The Death Of the PC Era” For months, we have seen news reporting the impending doom of the personal computer. This prediction is somewhat unnerving for those who grew up in the era when we bought our first pickup trucks for less than the cost of a popular pair of “athletic shoes”. Market forces are accelerating the supposed end of the full sized pickup as well. It should be pointed out that the days of the pickup truck being Detroit’s biggest revenue source seem to be coming to an end. Modern pickups are more plasticized and computerized
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) – Provides Tremendous Boost In Employee Satisfaction Unless one has been living under a rock or has been magically transported from the middle ages, one might have noticed the burgeoning trend in mobile devices. The technology has reached a point where what many would consider science fiction a decade ago, would now be considered commonplace. By the middle of this year, there might be more smartphones and tablets in circulation than there are PCs in the world. At this time we are already starting to see changes to how people and companies do their daily
Recent Trends In BYOD Have Businesses Leaping Towards Wrong Decisions As I have been discussing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for some time now, some of you might already be familiar with it. For those who are not, BYOD as the name suggests, is about bringing your own personal devices for work use, as opposed to employing a company issued device. This usually refers to mobile devices like laptops, tablets and smart phones; I doubt anyone would bring their home desktop to work. To cut it short, BYOD is going to give some corporate IT officers headaches in the future
Crime Mapping: The Great Equalizer One of the most interesting and useful tools that the Cloud has developed is mapping. When the Global Positioning System was developed it was envisioned simply as a tool to assist Military leaders to keep track of assets on the battlefield. Mapping has grown so far beyond this relatively simple use that it would be nearly as hard to do without as cell phones. Of course there is much more to mapping than peeking at your smart phone to locate the nearest latte’ stand or even watching the cops on TV tracking the bad guys
The Cloud: The Gift That Keeps On Printing…. Smartphones and tablets are increasingly replacing functions usually carried out by laptops in our professional life. Mobile e-mail access is now a relatively mature technology and mobile printing additionally gives users the opportunity to print documents directly via their mobile phone. However, with the introduction of cloud printing, employees now have server-like access on the move, allowing the opportunity to print from a large pool of data without having to turn on a PC. Cloud printing essentially works by reducing the necessity of having local printer drivers and a dedicated print network.
Risks Involved in Adopting BYOD Imagine a workplace scenario where every employee has his/her own mobile device to access company data and applications. This way, people get their work done using their own devices in the office. Briefly, this is what Bring Your Own Device or BYOD is all about. All over the world, companies are opening up to this new trend and there are mixed reviews about its usefulness. While some say it makes employees more productive, others are more concerned about the risks involved. Irrespective of all this, BYOD has become quite popular in business circles as well