Ask the Right Questions to Ensure Data Security

Published on: July 8, 2014

What was your high school mascot? What was the make & model of your first car? What’s the name of the street you grew up on? When you think about “security questions,” these are likely the type that come to mind – a few gatekeeping questions to get back into a website when you’ve forgotten your password. But “security questions” mean something entirely different to …
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4 Mobile App Governance Questions to Include in an RFP

Published on: June 30, 2014

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As enterprises grow, so, too, does the number of apps they develop. And while this growth is good, it can often lead to unmanageable apps and headaches for the IT departments tasked with securing and governing them. For example, changes in policy or a company merger and acquisition might require a new Active in the authentication process. Better developing, securing and governing apps can be …
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If You Build It, They Will Come

Published on: June 25, 2014

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“If you build it, they will come.” As one of the most iconic movie lines from the late 1980s, this philosophy is often applied to mobile app development. But as many of us know, availability of an app doesn’t guarantee its success. We’ve all seen companies launch apps that promise to deliver dramatically increased employee productivity, only to find numerous limitations holding them back in …
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Is Your Mobile App RFP Asking the Right Questions?

Published on: June 23, 2014

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Building an enterprise mobile app is tricky business. As a company that’s been in the business of mobile apps for 15 years, we know. During that time, we’ve seen so many apps become unexpected money pits because companies forget to ask the right questions during the mobile app vendor Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Too often, the Line of Business (LoB) managers are focused on …
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Akula 2.0 to Provide Enterprises More Control Over Mobile

Published on: May 20, 2014

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by Michael Guta, Mobile Security Zone The smart mobile device we carry today is much more than a communication device between people. Whether it is a smart phone or a tablet, these small computers are a gateway for introducing technology that is continually changing the world we live in. Everything from wearable technologies to the Internet of things (IoT) use mobile devices as conduits for …
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Enterprise Architects Reveal Enterprise Mobility Plans for 2014

Published on: May 8, 2014

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Despite the fact that mobility continues to be a hot topic among enterprise architects, the number of enterprise apps remains low, and using consumer app tools to develop enterprise app solutions is still common. In Q1 2014, Verivo spoke with a group of enterprise architects to get a closer look at the enterprise mobility landscape. We asked respondents questions related to their business plans for building …
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“Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My”

Published on: April 3, 2014

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I don’t know about you, but if you have spent more than 10 minutes looking at the mobile “landscape,” you are probably as confused as I am. In fact, I think it looks more like a jungle than a landscape. New mobile technologies, coupled with the way we interact and consume information, have led to new expectations of what we want out of our mobile …
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NextGen Enterprise Architecture: An Interview With Verivo CEO Steve Levy

Published on: January 30, 2014

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We were lucky enough to get a sit-down with our CEO, Steve Levy, today in the office. We wanted to understand a little bit more about how the market for mobile app development has evolved and what technology offerings will make the biggest difference to the Enterprise in 2014. In the video below, Levy talks about the architecture required to deliver today’s enterprise apps, explains …
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Your Starbucks is Leaking (Your Mobile Data) – Why It Didn’t Need to Happen

Published on: January 23, 2014

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When it came out that Starbuck’s mobile payment app was storing user’s personal information – including passwords – in clear text, executives at the Seattle-based company were shockingly unsurprised! Their rationale – the risk of extensive loss was low, so they chose convenience over security. This is horribly wrong on two counts: First, the risk is only low if you consider the loss to be …
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The Importance of Mobility Can Be Seen In Our Students

Published on: January 15, 2014

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As a MIT alum, and all around engineering nerd, I look forward to the opportunity to work with smart young students in hopes of helping them reach their full potential. This week, I’m working with a bunch of undergrads on the Start6 initiative. Start6  is the first-ever Startup Bootcamp for Electrical Engineering & Computer Science students – entrepreneurs and innovators – being run by MIT …
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