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.

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.

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.

As Apple’s Encryption Deadline Looms, Openwave Mobility Launches SmartidM

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Subscriber Data Management solution can handle encrypted and non-encrypted sessions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – September 21 2016 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced the launch of Smart Identity Manager (SmartidM) for mobile operators to effectively manage their subscribers’ data, and launch new services. SmartidM is part of the company’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) portfolio of products. Use cases for SmartidM include centralized ID management for fraud prevention, delivering BingeOn type services and introducing micropayments that require collaboration between mobile operators and OTTs.

How Mobile Solutions Evolve Business in Long Run?

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Mobile Solutions have gotten to be integral to the way enterprises lead their business, empowering representatives and clients to be dependably on and fueling the flow of IoT - the next connected services. It goes beyond the mobile apps, as helps businesses procure mobility.

Seeing all fruitful revolutions, including mobile phones and wifi - mobile solutions were intended to meet new opportunities, and user groups (businesses) became clearly defined. Mobile solutions are on a very basic level changing the business face. Analysis uncovers that half of the business application over the next couple of years will be reached via mobile devices. Now organizations are accepting the opportunity to make business programs that improve mobility uses. They perceive that mobile solutions offer them the chance to reshape their business and present new business techniques that make new business hones. Furthermore, that reinforces their offering to clients.

Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots will top agenda at Apps World London 2016 as Facebook, Microsoft, Pinterest and Uber join line up

New conference format for 2016, featuring first-ever ‘Bot World’ and former Queen guitarist Brian May

London, 15 September 2016. Chatbots – the next big thing in the mobile phone apps space – will be discussed by some of the industry’s top players for the first-time at the upcoming Apps World London 2016, bringing together the world’s biggest brands, start-ups and developers to discuss the future of multi-platform applications.

As the conference’s newest track, Bot World will feature the most influential brands, developers and pioneers of this new technology. With keynotes from Facebook, Microsoft, Uber, KLM, Pinterest and Skyscanner already confirmed, visitors will hear what opportunities exist in the space and what strategy is needed to monetise them.

Medelinked Now Integrated with Microsoft Health and Band

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Fitness and wellness device users can now track their health, locate healthcare specialists and store securely, safely access and share medical history from their mobile device

Oxfordshire, 17th August 2016 – Medelinked is now integrated with Microsoft Health and Band. The integration ensures that wellness summary data from Microsoft Health app and Band wearable is available in Medelinked to help users manage their own and their family’s health.

Microsoft Health and Band enable users to collect and view their data about step counts, workouts, and even sleep quality in the mobile app and web dashboard. Vivid, easily-understandable charts help users get to know their current fitness level, and discover changes at a glance.

Integration with Medelinked also provides peace of mind that if they need urgent medical treatment at home or abroad, their secure medical history can be quickly and safely accessed and shared from their iOS or Android mobile device.

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Five Innovative eCommerce Trends in 2017

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2017 will continue to be an innovator’s market, and if you’re not evolving to meet the needs of your customers or following along with the current trends, then there is a good chance that you’ll be left behind. A prediction by Internet Retailer claims that online spending in the U.S. will generate $355 billion in 2016, a number that's expected to exceed $400 billion per year by 2018. In today’s competitive market , it all depends on how a consumer experience your brand and those brands that can perceive, anticipate or can meet consumer expectations, actively engage shoppers online and via mobile , will stand out to be the big winners in 2017.

Let’s discuss the top 5 trends that will be the game changer in 2017...

More Than Half of European Mobile Subscribers Could Abandon Their Mobile Operator for Unlimited Video Data Plans

Survey reveals that mobile operators need to devise innovative data service plans to avoid churn

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – June 08 2016 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced significant results from a population-weighted survey of over 2,000 European mobile subscribers. Key findings reveal that more than half of subscribers (57.3%) across the UK, France and Germany would consider switching mobile operators in order to get unlimited video.

Since last year’s launch of T-Mobile USA’s Binge On unlimited video service, mobile operators worldwide have closely followed the program’s success. While industry experts have speculated on the viability of similar data plans in other regions, Openwave Mobility launched an extensive survey of subscribers across the three most populous European Union countries to find out. 

Brits Risking Work Security by Accessing Pirated Content

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RiskIQ find 59% of UK citizens using personal devices to access corporate networks use the same device to access illegal pirate content

London, UK. 19 April 2016 – New research from RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, has found that a shocking 6 in 10 (59%) Brits who use personal devices for work also use the same device for streaming or downloading pirated content.

Whilst the research, conducted by OnePulse for RiskIQ, found that 80% of individuals in the UK who access pirated content on these devices do consider the personal security risks of doing so, such as a malware infection, 4 in 10 (40%) do not consider the security implications for their organization when accessing this content.


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