Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) eliminates the need to install applications on the customer hardware. SaaS applications are typically accessed from a web browser and a single instance of the application often serves all the customers. Since the same application instance needs to fulfill different needs for different customers and there may be no option of creating a custom build for each customer, customizability of SaaS applications becomes an important aspect for delivering personalized software to the users. Customizability enables easy integration of the SaaS application with the customers existing systems and also empowers partners and resellers to easily configure the solution according to their and their customer’s requirements.
Security practitioners like me shy away from absolutes. That being said, I do not have a problem drawing some comparisons across the leading mobile device platforms, specifically Symbian, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Mobile 7 and Android.
I recently went to my doctor to investigate something that was troubling me. Believe it or not, several times a minute I feel a short vibration or buzz in my heart area. It has been happening for 3- 4 weeks and, until late last week, I did not realize it was actually my heart. I had dismissed it for weeks thinking it was my breathing, vibrations in the floor of my office, and, yes, my BlackBerry.
Every two weeks the Customer Platform Services team at Fiberlink hosts a webinar on topics of interest to mobile IT professionals. On November 4, we presented a webinar on Enabling Android in the Enterprise. The webinar was meant to provide practical advice to IT practitioners that wanted or needed to take advantage of the new Exchange features supported in Android 2.2 (Froyo) like remote-wipe and password policy enforcement.
For the last follow-up in my series of Five Ways to Reduce Wireless Spend I d like go into more detail about how to Enable User Self Management.
Imagine this: putting away your handheld and your laptop, for an entire day. (Please remember to breathe.)
I admit I need help. I can’t get the Wonder Pets song out of my head. You know, the Nickelodeon show where a baby duck, a guinea pig, and turtle save everything from a mermaid to a cow in outer space. It’s amusing and astounding to me (download it off iTunes—you’ll see). I think about them every day, not so much because my youngest daughter watches the show nonstop, but mostly because my office phone literally … doesn’t… stop… ringing.
In our previous posts we surveyed regulations and standards with provisions that apply specifically to endpoints, and looked at the Information Security Handbook from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) for guidance on best practices.