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Dec 04, 2015

Mobility News Briefing - Dec 4

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Two-Factor Authentication Key to Mobile Security?

The story? Karen Frenkel of CIO Insight referenced a survey,"2015 Global Authentication and Identity Access Management Index," that emphasized IT's concerns over mobile security and asked the question -- Can Two-Factor Authentication Fix Mobile Security?

Top findings:

92% of IT departments worldwide restrict employees from using mobile devices to access corporate data

94% of IT respondents fear their organization will be breached or hacked via theft or compromise devices

95% of IT decisions-makers are running into obstacles when it comes to the growing demand of employees who want to leverage mobility

The solution? IT departments plan to implement two-factor authentication in hopes of overcoming these mobile security concerns. The most important apps to place under this level of security are cloud applications, web portals and VPN.

Lifehacker -- Tips for enterprise apps that stand out in the crowd...

The Story? Spandas Lui of LifeHacker IT Pro outlined some very helpful tips in her article, "What To Consider When Creating An Enterprise App".

The Tips?

K.I.S.S. or Keep It Simple, Stupid. Incorporate the only the most useful functionality in the app and leave the rest out, it will just confuse the user.

Management Capabilities like app updates after it has been deployed -- think about them from the start.

Don't forget the look -- just like in consumer apps, UX matters and if you don't pay attention to the look and the feel of the app from the beginning, the usage metrics will reflect just that.

Take away? Enterprise apps are taking off and Gartner forecasts the market to reach $149.9 billion by the end of the year which is right around the corner. With that said, follow these tips because not every enterprise app that is built is a success.

Olivia Holmes

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