Terry Corbell, The Biz Coach
By Terry Corbell
Business Consultant

Tech Trends to Watch in BYOD, Mobile Apps



If you’re like many businesspeople, you’re constantly identifying the trends with the most staying power that will benefit your company.

In addition to desktop computers, you probably already know the importance of mobile apps for your products to engage your customers on smartphones and tablets.

You also know your Web site has to be judged mobile friendly by Google or you risk losing your ranking.

So what have you decided about the use of mobile devices –bring your own devices (BYOD) – for your employees to use in the workplace?

There are pros and cons for which you should watch, according to Newsweaver (www.newsweaver.com).

Newsweaver describes itself as a global company providing innovative email solutions to internal communicators and email marketers.

The company cited these 2015 trends:

— Forty-one percent of employees do not believe that the tools their company provides actually meets their needs which is why they choose to “go rogue.”

— Three in four IT teams within an organization acknowledge that they are delivering outdated enterprise tools.

— Companies who want to retain more control of mobile adoption choose to implement enterprise apps which boost work productivity by over 34 percent.

– Forty-six percent of IT departments are not confident in their own mobile security systems effectiveness to protect company data.

Here’s a Newsweaver infographic:

From the Coach’s Corner, here are related articles:

Do BYOD Headaches Outweigh Benefits? Yes — More than half — 53 percent — of surveyed global businesses admit they’re not ready to defend against attacks on their employees’ bring their own device (BYOD) devices. Nearly all say their devices might have been attacked, according to a 2014 study.

4 Strategies for CEOs to Win Their Cyber Security Tug of War — The cyber security tug of war is never ending even though chief executive officers and board members now get the importance of protecting their companies’ information assets. They’ve learned to fear cyber-security threats because they could lose their jobs. If this is all true, why then are there incessant, worldwide cyber attacks?

How to Enhance Security in Your Company’s Wireless Network — Do you take it for granted that your wireless network is secure? Don’t make that assumption. Wireless routers present dangers. Your router is vulnerable to hackers and, hence, security issues. If you’re really serious about security, WIFI might not be for you. A wired network might be more desirable.

Identity Fraud Escalates in Smartphones, Social Media — Skyrocketing mobile malware threats amid widespread use of BYOD, bring your own devices, were on track for a $1.88 billion services market. That’s according to ABI Research. Cybercriminals are successfully attacking vulnerabilities in individual devices and networks to an ABI report.

Who Profits from Android’s Security Issues? Not Users — Countless headlines detail the cyber dangers of Android-based devices. It has to do with the apps.

4 Recommendations to Avoid Spending Too Much on IT — Despite an unprecedented trend to control information-technology costs, the majority of companies fail to achieve maximum savings, according to a multi-nation Forrester Consulting study.

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”

-B. F. Skinner


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Author Terry Corbell has written innumerable online business-enhancement articles, and is a business-performance consultant and profit professional. Click here to see his management services. For a complimentary chat about your business situation or to schedule him as a speaker, consultant or author, please contact Terry.






Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.