BYOD Archives - Cannon Group
March 16, 2016

How to Avoid Common and Costly BYOD Mistakes

To ensure maximized productivity and minimized risk with your BYOD program, it's essential to consider these factors: enterprise security, actual costs, the user experience, and a work-life balance.
November 11, 2015

Best “Enterprise-Savvy” Smartphones for Business Users

With the ever-present issue of security in mind, experts recommend these smartphones to protect company information while also performing everyday tasks in and out of the office.
April 21, 2015

Mobile Plus Cloud Equals Opportunity

These days, businesses must understand that the key to enhanced mobility is not only a proactive attitude toward new capabilities, but also a focus on integrating cloud to facilitate these innovations. To take the next step with mobile, businesses must also embrace and integrate cloud.
March 25, 2015

Learn from Recent BYOD Lawsuits

In the years since BYOD entered the business environment, recent legal cases have illuminated much of the gray area surrounding BYOD policies. Going forward, these verdicts will provide valuable insight into the future of organizational BYOD.
January 8, 2015

7 Mobile Security Mistakes to Stop Making in 2015

One resolution to live by in the new year: With great technology comes great responsibility. The truth is that you could unknowingly be exposing sensitive information with a multitude of poor security habits. Read on and make sure to avoid these common mistakes in 2015.
December 16, 2014

Don’t Overlook Enterprise Security

While enterprise IT has made leaps and bounds in terms of technology and growth, the truth is that company IT environments could be more vulnerable than ever, thanks to a weak link in enterprise security.
December 11, 2014

The Effects and Results of Enterprise BYOD

It's been several years since BYOD entered the business world. Now, after much speculation, comprehensive Gartner research shows that the BYOD strategy generally succeeds in achieving savings.
August 27, 2014

New Cyberattack Targets 1,000 Major Networks – and Probably More

As mobility management becomes an important standard in the workplace, IT managers are becoming more willing to outsource mobility management to a third-party managed mobility services (MMS) provider. Here's why that could be a smart decision...
August 14, 2014

Security Advice from Cyber-Experts

Top “cyber-experts” talk about avoiding security threats in the digital world. While they point out that there’s no such thing as a catch-all solution, there are many ways to defend against cyberattacks.
July 28, 2014

How to Achieve Innovation & Cost Savings in a Digital IT Environment

Experts say that IT professionals (particularly CIOs and IT asset managers) could improve an organization’s IT by working together to manage digital IT for business.
July 10, 2014

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Mobility Management

As mobility management becomes an important standard in the workplace, IT managers are becoming more willing to outsource mobility management to a third-party managed mobility services (MMS) provider. Here's why that could be a smart decision...
July 2, 2014

Gartner Reduces Global IT Spending Projection for 2014

Why IT spending isn't living up to expectations this year -- Gartner experts are speculating that IT spending worldwide will increase by about 2.1 percent this year, rather than an earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
June 23, 2014

Specify Ownership and Support in BYOD Contracts

With more businesses implementing BYOD in the workplace, well-written contracts will become more important than ever. That’s why contract managers should heed this advice to avoid legal, structural and policy issues within BYOD programs.
June 9, 2014

Stipends and Reimbursements for Mobile Services: Are They Taxable?

Recently, Cannon Group has received many inquiries regarding whether or not stipends and reimbursements for mobile services are taxable. The short answer: It depends. Read on to find out what you need to know…
May 15, 2014

New Kill Switches Will Ensure Smartphone Security

Last month, The Wireless Association (CTIA) began requiring major device manufacturers and network operators to offer the kill option on smartphones manufactured after July 2015.
April 28, 2014

Your Android Device May Be Vulnerable to Hackers

In the aftermath of Heartbleed, internet security is coming under close scrutiny. But it turns out that being hacked is still a very real threat for certain Android devices, calling enterprise mobile security into question.
April 21, 2014

Make BYOD Security a Priority, ASAP

As BYOD becomes an increasingly widespread trend in the workplace, a recent survey reveals that employees using personal devices in the workplace could be leaving themselves (and their companies) open to attack.
March 26, 2014

How to Prepare for the Next Wireless Transformation

Wireless has been the single most influential technology development in recent memory. Now we need to upgrade our systems as we speed toward the next step of wireless advancement: ubiquitous mobility.
February 10, 2014

How to Ensure Mobile Security

While fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet make LTE the next generation mobile technology, LTE devices are also more susceptible to security threats than their 3G counterparts. Defend your mobile device against increasing malware threats...
December 12, 2013

Best Practices for Choosing the Right EMM Solution

One of the most effective ways to stay ahead of the rapidly growing mobile world is to adopt an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. According to a recent multi-market BYOD study, telecom business leaders are facing a critical decision: adapt to changing BYOD behavior, or be left in the dust.
November 26, 2013

Spend Less by Outsourcing Mobility Management

According to a recent benchmarking report, organizations utilizing an outsourced mobility service spend 47 percent less per device than companies with internal mobile programs.
September 25, 2013

Bidding for BlackBerry

Once-mighty BlackBerry is officially for sale, and the bidding starts at $4.7 billion. That’s about $9 a share for a company that’s been struggling for years amongst constant change and innovation; however, experts have speculated that the smartphone manufacturer’s real value lies in its patent portfolio.
July 26, 2013

Despite the Wireless Possibilities, Expect Continued At-Home, Non-Wireless Usage for Tablets

According to a recent telecom industry report by Moffett Research, of the thousands of tablets purchased every day, only 20 percent have wireless capabilities. Consumers purchasing the other 80 percent of tablets choose to make do with only Wi-Fi – and more in-depth research shows why.
May 22, 2013

Half of Employers May Adopt BYOD by 2017

Ever since BYOD made its momentous debut in the business world, its continuously growing popularity indicates that BYOD is more than just a trend. In fact, 38 percent of companies predict that they will stop providing employee devices by 2016, according to a recent global survey of CIOs conducted by Gartner. Experts say, at this rate, the number will increase to 50 percent – half of all employers – by 2017.
March 21, 2013

This Year, Think Mobile Transition

In an industry of ever-evolving trends and innovations, it’s the mobile client environment that seems to be experiencing the most dramatic shifts. That’s the most important reason why, when it comes to mobile, business leaders can’t afford to remain stagnant and resist new technologies if they want to stay competitive.
February 21, 2013

Keeping Up With Mobility

Mobility is a fluctuating landscape of strategies and services in the IT world, which sometimes makes it seem like a never-ending struggle to keep your mobile environment up to date.
September 17, 2012

What Everyone Should Know About BYOD

Everyone knows that BYOD is a big deal. To date, roughly half of all U.S. adults own a smartphone. High-tech equipment is now more affordable and available than ever. Consumer markets – not business markets – are the main driving force behind mobile innovation. And by the end of 2012, U.S. CIOs expect 38% of their workforce to use personal devices at work.
July 24, 2012

BYOD May Not be Saving as Much Money as You Think

Implementing a BYOD policy means lower equipment costs and potentially reducing monthly recurring charges, on the surface. But if you peel back some of the layers, it turns out that BYOD won’t actually save as much as you may expect at the end of the day.
June 14, 2012

Wireless Carriers are Responding to Falling Voice Usage

Some of the largest wireless carriers in the United States are trying to figure out how to maintain their voice revenue -- DESPITE the fact that, because of a so-called "generational shift," studies show that people just aren't buying phones primarily to make phone calls anymore.
June 4, 2012

What You Should Know About Mobile Employees

According to research, more and more employees are going mobile. See how this increase in mobile employees can affect you, and the telecom industry.