Adapting security and management for the new generation of mobile devices — everything from the Apple iPhone and iPad to Google Android devices to name a few — is turning out to be a huge corporate challenge.
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“We’re struggling to get our arms around it,” says Tim Mathias, senior director of IT security at Thomson Reuters, whose 55,000 employees worldwide provide news, business information and technology related to financial, media and healthcare. He adds: “It’s a struggle with a technology created for individuals that’s ended up being an important tool for the workplace.”
The RIM Blackberry, designed for the corporate world, has traditionally been the smartphone that Thomson Reuters gave its employees. But early last year, many were asking if they could use their other devices, primarily the iPhone and Android devices, for work.
Source: Network World