From data mining and machine learning to VR (virtual reality) and AI (artificial intelligence), the tech industry is no stranger to its fair share of buzzwords. One that has dominated headlines throughout 2016 is IoT, or the Internet of Things. To put it simply, the IoT refers to the flourishing ecosystem of devices connected to the Internet that can generate, consume and exchange data via embedded sensors. Mobile devices, our focus here at Tech Orchard, are a critical part of this ecosystem.
Whether you’re an avid “From the Orchard” reader or simply view our blog from time to time, it’s likely you’ve noticed that we do our best to keep you out in front of major security threats and aware of ways to help combat them in your organization. While it’s probably no surprise that corporate-provided and BYOD (bring your own device) mobile assets pose a substantial risk to your company data, it’s important to understand that a balance between technology solutions and human solutions is the best way to protect your organization from harm.
As a working adult in the Kansas City area, it’s highly possible that your health insurance provider is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. If so, you may have recently received a letter from the company highlighting the fact that one of its service providers was hit with a data breach. Therefore, your member information may have potentially been exposed.
With third quarter 2016 well under way, many organizations are starting to prepare annual budgets for the coming calendar year. IT departments in particular are often faced with a large number of competing priorities that must be addressed and accounted for in this process. But with the continued rapid evolution of technology and mobile trends, prioritizing IT spending can be a serious challenge.