eBook: Get wise with your network energy management [Cisco]

In the United States more than 70 percent of electricity consumed is used in offices. Lighting, heating and cooling systems, telephones, printers and desktop computers all consume energy even when they aren’t being used. The IT industry alone generates 2 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and of that 2 percent a quarter is from office buildings.

Considering the effect office buildings have on our environment it’s clear that something needs to be done differently when managing office space. [Read more…]

Why you need security experts to help with mobile device management [Symantec]

With more employees are bringing their personal mobile devices into work and expecting to use them —  an additional layer of security is needed to protect the corporate network.

But comparing mobile security to desktop security is like comparing apples to oranges. With so many different devices (and different versions of those devices) coming into an organization, security can get complicated.

So when it comes to securing mobile devices, it means enforcing security policies by managing the devices’ native security functionality (which is the case for Apple, Android and BlackBerry, while Windows Mobile and Symbian have specific third-party agents available).

But there are a lot of misconceptions about mobile security that can lead to a false sense of how secure your organization really is. Here are a few of the most common myths surrounding mobile security: [Read more…]