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What enterprises going mobile can learn from the military. It’s not what you think!

  At first glance you might think this is a post about leadership, fleet tracking or outsourcing, but no. Its time to reflect on a $5 billion dollar mistake the US Military made and how your enterprise can learn from it. For the non-military geeks, lets talk about camouflage before we get started.  It been around for ages but the US military decided to make a big change in 2004. The change was to switch to UCP or Universal Camouflage Pattern. The goal was a 1-print-fits-all solution for military platoons across the globe, with the thought of a single pattern that could be worn in every terrain. It was pixilated and computer designed. Therefore it got the nickname DigiCamo…and its cool looking! This neat cyborg camo looks cool from consumer fashion, in MMA rings, on hunting SUVs to even on military recruiter’s outfits at local high schools. But what about on the front lines? Well they hated it, and it flat out didn’t work. Here is a quote from Wally to explain this point first hand, as being forced to wear the new digi camo Army  Combat Uniform (ACU): I’m an infantryman in the Army, my brigade was the first to get the ACU back in 05. I can tell you the ACU is more than likely the worst failure in clothing items I think the Army has ever had. I don’t have enough characters remaining on this text box to share my distaste for this pattern and its lack of effectiveness. ACU seems to work decent on camera, with one guy, but get a rifle squad or a platoon of guys in any type of vegetation moving or stationary and you will see the epic failure. If you are a CIO and think a non-adopted mobile app is a nightmare, well imagine being an employee forced to where the new fall fashions that don’t conceal you as well in gunfire. It was a huge demoralizer, costs billions and hurt productivity. Now, lets look at the parallels. Pretend your CEO is pushing you to go mobile and embrace technology by next quarter. Your sales team is happy stuck in the rut, with paper notes...

Mocana Sees Security “Perfect Storm” Headed for Enterprise Mobility

Mobile Enterprise Adoption News: [MEAN] Summary: Mocana press release (salesy) but some good points on enterprise mobility security Apps aren’t always built with IT’s focus or huge budgets so security gets over looked UK company won a prize of $30k for finding flaw in Samsung III (NFC) Near Field Communication has vulnerabilities  Jellybean 4.2 is not block malware as hoped  PRESS RELEASE Feb. 19, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EST Overwhelmed Developers, Enthusiastic Users and Hyper Growth of Android Platform Creating Target-Rich Environment for Attackers SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 19, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — As we enter a break-out year for enterprise mobility, the combination of overwhelmed app developers who lack access to security expertise, enthusiastic users, and the hyper growth of iOS and the “wild-west” Android(TM) platform is creating a perfect storm of vulnerabilities and an irresistible target-rich environment for attackers, according to the app security experts at Mocana. The Mocana mobile security team will be on hand in booth 2454 at the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco to demonstrate solutions and share research regarding the unprecedented security challenges facing app and handset developers working on enterprise or consumer mobility projects, especially for medical, government, defense, financial or industrial markets. “App development in the enterprise is rarely centralized. Instead, apps often emerge organically from line-of-business teams that don’t have access to cryptographic expertise. In addition, app developers are often under-resourced and under tremendous time pressure to deploy quickly. These factors can combine in unpredictable ways to create vulnerabilities,” said Kurt Stammberger, CISSP and vice president of market development at Mocana. “Mocana’s Mobile Application Protection(TM) (MAP) app-wrapping technology is a simple yet highly effective solution to protect against developer mistakes and security superstorms, and the inevitable data breaches resulting from them.” Product developers unfamiliar with security practices and overenthusiastic, click-anything users already have resulted in numerous mobile security breaches. The Android OS and its handsets are particularly vulnerable: — A UK-based research team recently claimed a $30,000 prize by executing a zero-day flaw in the Samsung Galaxy III native document viewer to launch a code execution attack. — Near field communication (NFC) vulnerabilities within the Google/Samsung Nexus S running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)...

IBM gets nod for top in Enterprise Mobility Services, in Feb 2013 report

Mobile Enterprise Adoption News: [MEAN] Summary: Forrester Research, INC claim IBM top for Enterprise Mobility Services in the 2/2013 report Ranked top 13 enterprise players Deal with cloud, big data, security, etc 300 patents formed IBM Cited as a Leader in Enterprise Mobility Services by Leading Independent Research Firm Article found: Finchannel.com The FINANCIAL — IBM announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has recognized IBM as a leader in enterprise mobility services, according to the February 2013 report, The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Mobility Services, Q1 20131. The competitive report gave IBM the highest score possible on its current offering. Based on an analysis of 13 global leaders’ enterprise mobility capabilities and how they stack up, the report indicates that IBM “brings clients a world-class design agency (IBM Interactive) combined with breadth and depth of enterprise mobility consulting both in terms of technology capabilities and global presence. IBM Interactive, part of IBM Global Business Services, is IBM’s digital consulting and design practice which specializes in building superior customer experiences across mobile, digital and social touchpoints. Additionally, the report emphasizes that clients also benefit from “IBM’s range of domain and industry consulting skills and practices across technologies such as analytics, cloud and social, which IBM cross-skills into many of its mobile engagements.” “We believe this report is a great acknowledgement of how IBM helps clients to not only integrate mobile into their day-to-day business strategies, but how to use mobile technologies as a powerful catalyst to pursue new business models, opportunities and create new markets,” said Kevin Custis, global leader mobility services, IBM Global Business Services. “IBM is working with clients around the world on mobile engagements to transform their business and become more competitive.” IBM’s Mobile Enterprise strategy combines big data, cloud computing, social business and security with its deep industry knowledge and expertise to help governments and enterprises reinvent their businesses and engage with customers, partners and employees in new ways. As the first new technology platform for business to emerge since the World Wide Web, mobile computing represents one of the greatest opportunities facing organizations today to expand their business. With nearly 300 patents around wireless inventions, IBM offers an array of solutions that...

Mobile Biz Tweet Chat – 2/16 – Best part? Being nicknamed Enterprise Mobility Bad Boy

In case you missed it here is the last tweet chat for #MobileBiz Of course unless @TheDiMassa or @VPmobility these tweets are not my own Big thank you to all the enterprise mobility chatters, and go over to twitter and follow them This was the day I was named, and a sweet logo for, Enterprise Mobility Bad Boy #EnterpriseMobilityBadBoy : )   gcaughey RT @RobTiffany: 5 Steps to Containerize your Enterprise Mobile Apps http://t.co/GKWLhr0h #mobile #security #mobilebiz#enterprisemobility #tablet -7:56 AM Feb 16th, 2013    aradhaghi RT @RobTiffany: 5 Steps to Containerize your Enterprise Mobile Apps http://t.co/GKWLhr0h #mobile #security #mobilebiz#enterprisemobility #tablet -12:32 AM Feb 16th, 2013    r_adiit RT @RobTiffany: 5 Steps to Containerize your Enterprise Mobile Apps http://t.co/GKWLhr0h #mobile #security #mobilebiz#enterprisemobility #tablet -11:13 PM Feb 15th, 2013    mstrat RT @R_Tolksdorf: #mobilebiz&IT contrib.: @Mob_Rulz,@ErnieHuber, @Biz_Innovations, @jhaggett , @mstrat , @biz_mobility,@Ph_Emmenegger, @Cisco_Mobile #ff -9:37 PM Feb 15th, 2013    RobTiffany 5 Steps to Containerize your Enterprise Mobile Appshttp://t.co/GKWLhr0h #mobile #security #mobilebiz#enterprisemobility #tablet -9:34 PM Feb 15th, 2013    bmkatz RT @jeffsussna: @bmkatz would that be a #crAPI? #mobilebiz< Or in some cases no API #bizmobile -2:44 PM Feb 15th, 2013    jeffsussna @bmkatz would that be a #crAPI? #mobilebiz -2:43 PM Feb 15th, 2013    TheDiMassa Im compiling list – mobile terms/acronyms for MBA intern(nontech). Any1 want a copy when done? Have any? BYOD,EMM#mobilebizchat #mobilebiz -12:56 PM Feb 15th, 2013    bmkatz Great post which tie’s into yesterday’s #mobilebiz tweet chat…#mobilefirst apps != Mobileonly apps from USAAhttp://t.co/YNweVD16 -10:49 AM Feb 15th, 2013    R_Tolksdorf #FF @alfombra06 @bmkatz @PaladorBenjamin@ErnieHuber @Cisco_Mobile THX for your thoughts+ the super conversation about #mobilebiz + the RTs -4:57 PM Feb 14th, 2013    awpiii @bmkatz Sorry I missed today’s #mobilebiz chat. We were out looking at large spacecraft. http://t.co/BsypDGhn -4:25 PM Feb 14th, 2013    mmdubya RT @bmkatz: #crapplications are born out of trying to go from PC -> #mobile vs the other way around…#mobilebiz -4:15 PM Feb 14th, 2013    PaladorBenjamin RT @R_Tolksdorf: @alfombra06 @bmkatz@PaladorBenjamin @ErnieHuber By the way: #mobilebiz #fun#mobilefirst – everything is driven by a solid business case. -3:31 PM Feb 14th, 2013    R_Tolksdorf @alfombra06 @bmkatz @PaladorBenjamin @ErnieHuber By the way: #mobilebiz #fun #mobilefirst – everything is driven by a solid business case. -2:56 PM Feb 14th, 2013    R_Tolksdorf RT @alfombra06: #FUN – Focus on User Need. The new#mobilebiz mantra. thx @bmkatz #mobilebiz -2:55 PM Feb 14th, 2013    R_Tolksdorf @Cisco_Mobile Many CIOs like MSFT,so I expect a mix of Win8pro Enterprise #mobilebiz solutions (ValueApps)+ Apple/Android portal/comm Apps. -2:50 PM Feb 14th, 2013    nigel_eccleston RT @Bitzer_Walt: A2: Orgs shouldn’t bother developing anything that isn’t optimized for #mobile at this point. #mobilebiz -2:25 PM Feb 14th, 2013    ErnieHuber @swarnapodila @bmkatz @paladorbenjamin Agree that was#FUN & by far craziest one yet. Must be a full moon in addition to V day. #mobilebiz -2:22 PM Feb 14th, 2013    alfombra06 #FUN – Focus on User Need. The new #mobilebiz mantra. thx @bmkatz #mobilebiz -2:06 PM Feb 14th, 2013    bmkatz @dionlisle I wholeheartedly agree – too bad many still don’t get it…they...