Security for Tablets: The Case for Samsung KNOX

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The Great Device Proliferation

Enterprises want to empower staff to decide how best to get their jobs done. This often means working hours, venues, and devices of their own choosing. Among workers, 61% report working away from the office at least part of the time. [Read more…]

The lowdown on Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 business

 

The lowdown on Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's x86 business

On October 1 2014, IBM and Lenovo closed Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s x86 server business. I talked with our dedicated IBM team and got the lowdown how much it costs, why they did it, and what happens next.

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Do you believe in magic? You do if you have a Mac or an iPad. [Apple]

 

Two years ago this month Apple introduced what Steve Jobs called a “magical” device. But if you let go if it in mid-air, will it magically float? (Don’t try this without one of these cases)

I’m more of a Penn & Teller fan myself, I’m interested in what REALLY happens behind the scenes of  “magic” show. After all, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. So let’s look at the hidden wires and plexi-glass holding the iPad up in mid-air.

Wifi and Networking – of course there are no actual wires attached to an iPad (unless to charge or sync) as it’s designed to be the ultimate mobile and portable device. Wifi Networks are crucial in enabling the magic experience, and secure ones at that. Sure, you may have Wifi in your workplace, but in the past you just needed Wifi in the boardrooms and the odd exec office to support laptops. Now people want to use their iPads everywhere – do you have wall to wall coverage? Can the network itself handle all these new always-connected devices? Is your network secure inside and outside the company walls? Do you have a robust VPN in place that’s supported by iOS out of the box (Cisco or Juniper)? Perhaps it’s time for a Softchoice Network Assessment to ensure that your network is ready[Read more…]