Executive Briefings

Hey, I've Got an iPhone. Hey, I've Got Security Issues

With the new iPhone on the way, enterprises need to deal with security implications of employees using their smart phones at work. Whether IT organizations are ready or not, smart phones are a reality for enterprises. Gartner analysts predicted in a January report that smart-phone sales will reach about 173 million in 2008, a jump of 42 percent from last year. The iPhone 3G, slated to be available July 11, is Apple's latest attempt to capitalize on consumers' desire for Internet-enabled phones with more and more functionality.
But with adoption of these devices increasing, organizations need to assess their policies to control any potential threat to corporate data.
Source: eWeek, http://www.eweek.com

With the new iPhone on the way, enterprises need to deal with security implications of employees using their smart phones at work. Whether IT organizations are ready or not, smart phones are a reality for enterprises. Gartner analysts predicted in a January report that smart-phone sales will reach about 173 million in 2008, a jump of 42 percent from last year. The iPhone 3G, slated to be available July 11, is Apple's latest attempt to capitalize on consumers' desire for Internet-enabled phones with more and more functionality.
But with adoption of these devices increasing, organizations need to assess their policies to control any potential threat to corporate data.
Source: eWeek, http://www.eweek.com