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Companies Should Be Aware of Security Risks as iPads, Other Mobile Devices Connect to Enterprise

IT organizations have come to a stunning realization: There is no stopping the great iPad enterprise invasion. But risks abound as companies must deal with securing iPad apps without much help from Apple, says Julie Palen, senior vice president of mobile device management at Tangoe, a telecom expense-management software and services provider.

Palen's group develops software that helps companies manage BlackBerries, iPhones, Android devices and iPads-any devices connecting to a company's back-end computing environment.

But the iPad in particular isn't really enterprise-ready, in terms of manageability and security, says Palen, a 10-year veteran of mobile device management. She says IT organizations are buckling under pressure to support the iPad, even though the iPad wouldn't have passed last year's enterprise security requirements.

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IT organizations have come to a stunning realization: There is no stopping the great iPad enterprise invasion. But risks abound as companies must deal with securing iPad apps without much help from Apple, says Julie Palen, senior vice president of mobile device management at Tangoe, a telecom expense-management software and services provider.

Palen's group develops software that helps companies manage BlackBerries, iPhones, Android devices and iPads-any devices connecting to a company's back-end computing environment.

But the iPad in particular isn't really enterprise-ready, in terms of manageability and security, says Palen, a 10-year veteran of mobile device management. She says IT organizations are buckling under pressure to support the iPad, even though the iPad wouldn't have passed last year's enterprise security requirements.

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