Pokémon GO or No Go? Mobile Games May Pose More Risks to Companies beyond Employee Distraction

Many mobile games can access sensitive functions and data on employer-issued devices including SMS, social networking, location services & tracking and calendar access

Maidenhead, U.K. – Oct. 18, 2016 – Augmented reality, fueled most recently by the Pokémon GO sensation, and virtual reality gaming opportunities are beginning to really open up on mobile platforms. According to IDC, the number of smartphone and tablet gamers should increase to more than 1.9 billion in 2020. Millions of mobile device users are predicted to play these types of games within a few years, and the workplace is not immune. According to a new report, “It’s Not All Fun and Games: A BYOD Reality Check for Companies”, many of these popular apps could violate corporate risk policies.

Spotify Composes Application Network with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform

World’s top streaming music service embraces APIs and microservices to improve business agility and enhance operational efficiency

London – October 13, 2016 – MuleSoft, provider of the leading platform for building application networks, today announced that Spotify, the world’s most popular and powerful music streaming service, has implemented MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform™ to improve business agility and operational efficiency through better connectivity across its back-office systems.

Spotify continues to raise the bar for digital music services. The company has experienced rapid business growth, with a presence in 60 countries and recently announcing 100 million monthly users. To support this growth, Spotify recognized that improving internal connectivity would streamline business processes and ultimately create a more agile and responsive organization.

Elegant MicroWeb Surpasses 200 Content Management System (CMS) and Portal Projects

CMS Ingredients

Elegant MicroWeb has surpassed 200 Content Management System (CMS) and Portal Solution projects, providing client and partner services including design, architecture, development and support for local and global clients, large and small, in many vertical industries.

The CEO of Elegant MicroWeb, Kartik Patel, announced this achievement and said, “Expert CMS and Portal Development is as important to your business as ERP, CRM, data warehousing, financial and sales systems. Today, there is an increased need for communication, collaboration, knowledge sharing, document management, and workflow management among team members and also with external stakeholders like vendors and customers. This need is driven by consumer expectations, the need for greater collaboration, and increased competitive and market pressures as well as the dynamic changes and growth in all business sectors.”

Mobile Workspaces Are Not Ready For The Cyber Threats Of Tomorrow

While the mobile endpoint is a potential game changer for businesses, it exposes mobile workers to security risks and vulnerabilities

12 October 2016 - Dimension Data, the $7.5 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today published a white paper[1] that examines the need for organizations to transform in order to allow employees to work in more mobile workspaces. In fact, enterprises that fail to offer employees a flexible, autonomous, and creative work environment are at risk of not attracting and retaining next-generation talent. However, most workspaces are not ready for the cyber threats of tomorrow.

Called Securing Workspaces for Tomorrow, the white paper explores the topic of how employees across the globe are already demanding a more mobile workplace, with the flexibility to work from anywhere, any time, on any device, in order to become more productive and achieve work-life balance.

The Rise of Robotic Process Automation

It might be bit difficult to accept the argument that robots are good for human race if you still live in the fantasy world of sci-fi movies. In real, the combination of machines and humans working together is something we have recently started accepting. Robots or you can say automated machines have taken the work load from human beings and have left us with time and energy which can be invested in achieving important value driven objectives. 

What is Robotic Process Automation?

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the usage of computer software or a “software robot” for automating transactions, triggering events, processing data and communicating with other systems.

Beginners Guide to the Best Content Management Tools

CMS Puzzle

Content that is produced online becomes a source of driving traffic. Online content is key to the success of every business. To be in the top searches and to be in the top trends, fresh content has to be produced that the audience loves.

Managing all of that content can be a very tiresome task for a business. For enterprise business teams, it can be close to a nightmare if they have to sort out content creation, scheduled publication, planning and executing. The content needs to be cutting edge and be planned and executed seamlessly along with the pile of spreadsheets and meetings.

This is where content management comes handy. Thanks to technology, companies have developed softwares that help businesses manage their content. A content management system is a set of tools that support the creation, modification and publishing of content online. It may store data on a cloud-based storage and support collaborative working environment. A system that manages content usually makes it easy for you to sort out publishing on web pages, manage formats, edit history, index and control versions.

The 2016 WordPress.org Vs WordPress.com Infographic

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Infographic

If you are already obsessed with WordPress and planning to set up your website or blog, then you must know what the key differences are between the two; WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

Knowing this beforehand would certainly help you to decide the one suitable for you.

Let’s talk about WordPress.org first. Simply speaking, if you are ready to shell out a bit and have sufficient time to devote, then WordPress.org takes an edge.

A self hosted site and domain name registration is what you need to arrange for, at the onset. Down the line, you would be required to take care of upgrades and back up with general maintenance.

Now here comes the advantages and ROI. If you often experiment with different themes, then there’s no restriction with WordPress.org.

You can use customized themes and even modify as per your liking. Freedom to add plugins for added functionality is another plus. What’s more, you can also place your ads and run all kinds of marketing campaigns.

Expanding Customer Success Drives Confirmit’s Momentum in H1 2016

Henning Hansen

Companies harnessing Confirmit’s solutions report exceptional business results

New York, NY: 22 September 2016 — Confirmit has reported that revenues from new customers more than doubled in the first half of 2016 over the same period in 2015, while existing customers have delivered clear evidence of the ROI by using the company’s solutions. In Q2, Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Voice of the Employee and Market Research, also launched Version 20 of its Confirmit Horizons platform and achieved advancements and growth stemming from mobile-focused initiatives that helped push the company to new heights.

“We succeed when our customers succeed and in the first half of this year, it’s very clear that our customers are achieving great things with our solutions,” explains Henning Hansen, President and CEO, Confirmit. “The combination of our ever-evolving technology and the vision and ambitions of our customers is a powerful one, and I’m confident that the rest of 2016 will bring more excellent results for the companies using our world class solutions.”

RiskIQ sees 130% growth in malicious mobile apps leveraging top UK brands


Risks highlighted as malicious apps target businesses and their customers

LONDON, UK — 22 September 2016 — New research from RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, reveals that the number of malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has grown by 130% year on year[1]. The study by RiskIQ, examined mobile apps owned by or leveraging the brands of 45 top UK companies across five vertical sectors, to give a snapshot of the threats facing UK organizations and their customers from 2015 to today[2].

RiskIQ discovered 107,367 brand-associated blacklisted apps, representing 43% of the total number of apps and found an increase of 131% over the past year. Blacklisting occurs when an app fails a virus scan by one or more of the major virus vendors or if it links to a URL or IP address that is a known source of malware.

The research was undertaken using RiskIQ’s global web crawling infrastructure and virtual user technology which inspects over 170 different mobile app stores daily, extracting and examining over 13 million mobile apps.

Scoring Social Goodness via Xocial

XO SuperHeroes

Gamifying Goodness: New ‘Social Impact Scoring System’ Spurs a Movement of Competitive Kindness

How nice are you? The xocial online community is calculating and curating “competitive kindness” to help mere mortals out-nice each other, and make the world a better place

By Merilee Kern, MBA

Are you using your superpowers for good? One optimistic online community called xocial (pronounced soh-shuhl) is now giving cause-conscious and otherwise kindhearted businesses and individuals the ability to do good, see good, feel good and measure good.


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