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      Google announce Android Enterprise Recommended

      For several years our customers have been asking CWSI to provide recommendations for Android devices suitable for enterprise use. We’ve equally worked with customers whose choice of Android device due to budget, availability, or advice from 3rd parties has been...

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      What’s new for enterprise in Apple’s iOS 11.3

      iOS 11.3 is now on its third BETA version and based on previous x.3 releases is likely to be available to users towards the end of March. iOS 9.3 and 10.3 were the releases where Apple introduced most of the changes/enhancements to managing iOS devices in enterprise,...

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      MTL 2018 Google Docks

      MTL 2018 kicked the Mobile Thought Leaders events off with a bang. In a departure from our normal, restaurant-based venues, this time we were in the rather cool and very impressive home of Google Ireland! Cue pool tables, trendy couches and chairs, great food and...

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      Meltdown and Spectre: Update 16/01/18

      I have further updated my blog on Meltdown and Spectre to include MobileIron’s planned release of hot fixes later this month. Two major vulnerabilities discovered affecting almost all devices on the market have been dominating the headlines recently, stretching beyond...

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      Convergence has always been a recurring theme in technology, with administrators frequently having to manage disparate platforms and systems. This makes administration more time-consuming and can complicate troubleshooting due to the many components that make up a...

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      Meltdown and Spectre

      Two major vulnerabilities discovered affecting almost all devices on the market have been dominating the headlines recently, stretching beyond the normal tech news and into mainstream media. This is for good reason; these vulnerabilities, Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) and...

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      In the press: The state of Android enterprise in 2017

      CWSI's enterprise mobility consultant Jason Bayton recently published an article on the evolution of Android enterprise, where it is today, and what’s to come. As someone who’s managed Android devices for a number of years, I’ve felt the burden—as many have—of dealing...

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      Samsung launched a Note 8 for enterprise

      Yesterday, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition, a PC-Class version of the consumer device better suited to a corporate environment. What does it mean? Many organisations today have a hardware lifecycle they like to follow. It may be 3 years, 5 years...

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      Android Enterprise

      What is Android enterprise? Android enterprise (formerly Android for Work) is a collection of enhanced management APIs baked directly into the operating system for universal control and management of all Android devices running Android 5.0 and above. It makes use of...

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      Do you know what your apps have access to?

      “Becoming mobile” “Becoming mobile” is a buzzword (or two) you hear from every direction these days. With the forecast of 4.77 billion mobile devices in use by the end of 2017, it is clear that this is a tool the majority of us would find hard to give up. The shift to...

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      The Power of Social Engineering

      On 20 June 2017, CWSI and Check Point Software Technologies hosted a joint event in Dublin, and I had the pleasure of hearing Jenny Radcliffe—aka “The People Hacker”—share her knowledge and highly interesting stories from her career (as the good guy) in social...

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      A Successful Approach to the Mobile Threat Landscape

      I recently wrote a blog for one of our partners on how the mobile threat landscape has evolved, and why using MDM platforms alone is no longer sufficient to protect the Enterprise from attacks on mobile devices. Mobile devices now account for more internet traffic...

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      NHS attacks and Mobile IT

      Since the NHS was recently attacked with Ransomware dubbed “WannaCry”, the internet has been awash with alerts for Windows users to ensure that all their computers are patched to the latest versions. Microsoft has even released updates for Windows XP machines, which...

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      IDC Workplace of the future event

      IDC Workplace of the future event - Alexandra Hotel Dublin April 25th Agenda and all presentations can be found here. So last week was my first IDC event as both an attendee and a presenter. I’d like to thank IDC and MobileIron (our partner and event sponsor) for the...

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      Where Is Your Mobile Estate Right Now?

      Technology is a powerful enabler It has empowered enterprises who have embraced the evolution to mobile to completely transform their business processes, increase productivity and opened up new sales and communications channels with swathes of new and existing...

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      Eight Tips for a Successful EMM Deployment

      Recently, while browsing through EMM resources on Gartner, I stumbled across an interesting study undertaken in 2016, in it Gartner reports: “...more than half of employees who used smartphones at work rely solely on their personally owned smartphones...” That is by...

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      Third Party Sandbox Solutions: Why Use It? Alternatives?

      Introduction Sandboxing refers to the isolation of applications within an encrypted silo independent of the operating system. The sandboxed applications are either available by vendors or the MDM vendors provide SDKs or URLs to upload and wrap the applications. The...

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      The Impacts of Mobile Maturity in the Enterprise

      The Impacts of Mobile Maturity in the Enterprise A recent survey of UK and US enterprises by Synchronoss was conducted to determine the level of mobile maturity in businesses in 2017, and the effects on the enterprise of each of the maturity levels. Mobile IT is a...

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      The Importance of Enterprise Data Cost Management

      Enterprises need to be able to empower their staff to work anywhere, any time - that’s why Bring Your Own Device or employer supplied mobile devices have become standard practice across the world. Whether you’re sending your staff client side, or they need to travel...

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      The State of Enterprise Mobility

      Findings from the 2017 Synchronoss Research Survey Executive Summary Is investing in enterprise mobility worthwhile? And are the benefits of advanced mobility worth the additional investment? The first question would almost always be answered by IT and business...

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      Vault7 and the CIA: This is why we need EMM

      In a post-Snowden world, the recent Wikileaks dump exposing myriads of vulnerabilities and the tools the CIA use to exploit them across iOS, Android, Windows and the wider connected ecosystem shouldn't be all that surprising. This is, after all, what these secretive...

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      Why Organisations Need Enterprise Mobility Management

      Enterprises have evolved to work smarter and harvest the benefits that the explosion of mobile technologies offer. Staff are no longer bound by cables to PCs. Those days are over. Smart enterprises are empowering staff to work on the move, to become high achievers and...

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      GDPR – Overview & Implications

      The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will provide a uniform law across the EU and will be in force in May 2018, giving companies and organisations two years to become compliant. The...

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      Securing IBM lotus notes Traveler on iOS

      In the enterprise mobile and messaging space there is a lot of focus on integration with Microsoft Exchange. However, there are still a sizable number of Enterprises running IBM Lotus Notes and they have the same requirements to secure email on mobile devices as...

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      GDPR and Enterprise Mobile

      There has been a lot of discussion, events, articles etc. on the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in recent weeks. It was the primary topic for discussion at the excellent DPO conference in the Aviva last week ( https://www.dpo.ie/conference #dpconf17...

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      Checkpoint and CWSI Partnership

      PRESS RELEASE: February 21, 2017 Check Point Software Technologies Appoints CWSI To Focus On Mobile Security Threats CWSI, Ireland’s leading provider of innovative mobile solutions, has been appointed as a mobile security partner by Check Point Software Technologies,...

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      Apple Device Enrollment Programme (DEP)

      To understand DEP, it’s probably worth understanding Supervised Mode for Mac and iOS devices. The iPhone began life as a consumer device, and even though people used them for work, they weren’t specifically designed for this. With iOS 5, Apple introduced Supervised...

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      The Importance of Device Supervision

      45% of employees don't worry about security of work-related data on mobile Ponemon Institute   As iOS device and app capabilities proliferate year on year, it has become unarguably essential in the enterprise world for employers to easily configure and supervise...

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      Six iOS 9.3 Features Worth Looking At

      iOS 9.3 is currently in BETA and should be released in the coming weeks, however from the Developer Reference guide (publicly available) we can deduce some of the new controls we will have from EMM/MDM solutions, here are the interesting ones currently listed.  It...

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