I am still regretting that we did not keep the architect, who designed our house 20 years ago, on as project manager. Without oversight the implementers of any project will run wild unless overseen by someone who understands all the parameters.
A colleague of mine, Leslie Falk wrote an interesting post on another forum that I’m re-posting for her on the CIO Forum. I’ve blogged about managed print services previously, but Leslie enhances the conversation by delving into the savings potential of managing a print environment holistically. Here’s what she has to say:
If you have implemented a strategy for managing print you're in the majority.
CIOs are worried that streaming video bringing enterprise networks and web sites to their knees. Last year, March Madness million page views peaked at 4.9 million per minute, this WSJ post quotes Akamai as reporting. Click here to see Akamai's global page view reports.
Check out this smart phone hack by the so-called Jester. It's very clever and the kind of thing you need to prevent with fully-implemented BYOD. I also found a good analysis of it at ZDNet, which says The Jester claimed to have compromised 500 smart phones from the 1200 who downloaded a QR code in a Twitter account. The 500 were routed back to a "listening server" where their personal data was accessed.
The Jester claims to go after "Islamist extremists and Al Qaeda supporters" among others. But imagine if those were your company's employee smart phones.
Introducing and implementing an enterprise BYOD policy requires a thorough examination of several different factors, from allowed devices to supported user conveniences. Even with more mobile devices in the workplace, printed materials are still used across the enterprise, with an increasing number of these pages originating from mobile devices. According to IDC*, the “total U.S.
Take a look at about any office and there’s no question that that the number of mobile devices and cloud services used by employees have multiplied in recent years. The rapid expansion in the use of mobile devices is both a productivity boon and a complexity challenge --- especially when some products or services don’t work well with others.
By 2014, Gartner projects approximately 80 percent of professionals will use at least two personal devices to access corporate systems and data. It is no longer an option for enterprises to deny employees the use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for business use.
The amount of data being used and created in business today is prolific creating big challenges for business of all sizes. This challenge is compounded in environments where both paper-based and electronic workflows are prevalent.