Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cyber Security Self Evaluation Tool

 This is a pretty useful document if you are just getting started...

Monday, January 28, 2013

Where does Apple make money?

I thought this would be much different. Especially the percentage from iTunes/Software.

Friday, January 25, 2013

AirWatch to hire up to 800 new employees at Atlanta headquarters

Wow!  Growing like crazy.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that AirWatch, an industry leader in mobility technology and security, will expand its present headquarters facility in metro Atlanta, creating 800 jobs over the next two years and investing more than $4 million in new equipment.

"Georgia has become a hotbed for companies engaged in mobile applications and other advanced technologies," said Deal. "Our rapidly accelerating base of knowledge workers not only attracts new industry, but encourages Georgia-grown companies such as AirWatch to commit to staying and expanding here. This decision moves Georgia closer to becoming the No. 1 place in the nation to do business."

AirWatch designs solutions to simplify mobility, including enterprise-grade Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management. Founded in 2003 by current owners John Marshall and Alan Dabbiere, the company is headquartered at 1155 Perimeter Center in north Fulton County and currently has a workforce of 650 in Georgia. Hiring has already begun, and the company's expansion is scheduled for completion in 2015.

"We've grown to twice the size of our nearest competitor and expect to double our size this year by combining innovative mobile technology and exceptional talent with the state's economic development resources," said chairman of AirWatch, Alan Dabbiere. "AirWatch and other software companies are playing a critical role in attracting new businesses to the region and solidifying Atlanta as a leading technology player."

With 5,300 customers and nearly 1,000 global associates, AirWatch is more than twice the size of any other Mobile Device Management company. The company is predominately funded by operating cash flow, with no venture capital funding. This, combined with a scalable high-availability architecture, results in virtually every mobility project with more than 20,000 devices being managed by AirWatch. Clients include the top four global Fortune companies, nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers, six of the top 10 global airlines, the top four global energy companies, six of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, seven of the top 10 global CPG companies, three of the top five U.S. medical device companies, five of the top 10 global luxury goods companies and two of the top three global hotel groups.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Brydge

 I have the aluminum model with the speaker and it is AMAZING!
Definitely worth the price.

U.S. Employee Outsourced His Job to China, Watched Cat Videos Instead

Despite his skills, however, Bob didn't do any work. Here's how a typical day went for him:

9:00 a.m. - Arrive and surf Redditfor a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.
11:30 a.m. - Take lunch
1:00 p.m. - Ebay time 
2:00 p.m. - Facebook updates,LinkedIn
4:30 p.m. - End-of-day update email to management
5:00 p.m. - Go home

This particular company wasn't Bob's only victim; the Verizon report said he similarly scammed "multiple companies in the area," earning several hundred thousand dollars a year, while the outsourced Chinese firm earned around $50,000 annually.

Friday, January 11, 2013

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For

Love this!

The Administration shares your desire for job creation and a strong national defense, but a Death Star isn't on the horizon. Here are a few reasons:

  • The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850,000,000,000,000,000. We're working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.
  • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

OK Article, but headline from Captain Obvious - "Experts: mHealth poses privacy challenge"

Seriously?  Is this a new message?  Who has missed this point?

Despite the potential of mobile healthcare, privacy and security experts say they worry about the added risks of provacy breaches that come with the increasing use of mobile technology.

Lisa Gallagher, senior director for privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), says the biggest privacy concern with the use of cell phones in healthcare is lost or stolen phones with unencrypted patient data.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Mobile IT is in for one heck of a ride

According to stats presented at the show, global tech device sales are forecasted to reach $1.105 trillion in 2013, with smartphone sales expected to total $334 billion, and tablet sales to total $87 billion.

These kinds of numbers should keep chief information officers and IT security managers up at night, worrying about how to control and secure those devices as the enter the workplace.

A CES panel on BYOD advised companies to develop BYOD policies and deploy technologies that can identify users, monitor devices and secure apps, such as mobile device management products.

According to a survey released by Samsung and IDC at the show, 85 percent of enterprises permit BYOD, but only 25 percent to 30 percent have developed policies and deployed technologies to manage those devices and secure data.

Mobile - AirWatch offers standalone MDM tool

Is your IT security group losing sleep over the growing number of employees and executives demanding their personal smartphones and tablets brought into the company network?

An Atlanta-based mobile device management vendor may offer a solution for large enterprise firms seeking to assuage the BYOD set but at the same time may be worried that getting off the BlackBerry server.

AirWatch LLC on Wednesday announced the roll out of a standalone mobile application management tool that provides IT administrators greater flexibility in locking down mobile smartphones, tablets and laptops brought into the corporate network.

The tool, Airwatch said enables mobile device management, mobile application management, mobile content management and mobile email management.

Among the large organizations that use AirWatch are United Airlines,  The National Bank of Canada, Coca-Cola, The Vancouver Airport Authority, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and several other U.S. retailers and federal agencies.