Happy New Year 2014

I don’t know about you, but 2013 just flew by for me, and I attribute it to being way too busy at work (i.e. the salaried job). Unfortunately, that also meant this blog suffered as I hadn’t published as many articles for the year. Or tweeted. Or Google Plus’d. Or LinkedIn’d. And sorry, I’m not much of an Instagram or SnapChat user…

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Is your security vendor in bed with the NSA?

This article is sponsored by Good Technology.

Enterprise security is a serious subject to both the employer and the employee, especially in today’s world of mobility and BYOD. Corporate VPN is the most popular access method offered to mobile workers, allowing them to log into the corporate network from anywhere. Typically the worker is issued an RSA SecureID keyfob that generates a six digit random number periodically to be entered as part of a PIN. Workers are told to keep this keyfob safe and immediately alert IT if it is lost.

Never mind all that. It’s all but a facade, as the latest bombshell revelation from the Snowden leaks tied RSA to the snoops at NSA.

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Success factors in enterprise mobility

This article is sponsored by Good Technology.

The world is flatter. Workers are well-traveled. Devices are getting lighter. Connectivity is ubiquitous. The office is everywhere and anywhere.

Those are the realities facing the enterprise today. The trend is mobility and the answer is adoption (and adaptation?), but the road to enterprise mobility nirvana is not filled with rainbows and unicorns.

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Troubled by BYOD? Wait till the era of wearable computing

This article is sponsored by Good Technology.

Before BYOD even became a common acronym, I had already been bringing in my own devices to work. Okay, maybe more like SYOD — Sneaking in Your Own Device. This was back in the 1990s and early 2000s, when company-issued laptops still weighed six pounds and the first thing you look for in a hotel room was an analog line for dial-up VPN.

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