Wavelink Blog

Category: Mobile Device Management

Good News on the Security Front?

I was reading an article today and I thought it had some great information on data breaches and overall security issues.  The article highlights some findings from a study conducted by Verizon Business and the United States Secret Service. Some of the more interesting bits were the drop in breaches from 2008 to 2009, and the drop in prices for stolen data on the black market.

The piece also presents a bit of a conundrum with properly securing your ecosystem. It attributes most security breaches to easily fixed problems. To quote, “Specifically, 85% of attacks were not considered to be highly difficult, 86% of victims had evidence of the breach in their log files, and 96% of breaches were avoidable through simple or intermediate controls.” However, with the strict level that companies are held to with maintaining secure and sensitive data, can enterprises ever be too safe when taking measures to avoid compromising data?

Broadband Devices Driving Mobile Market Gains

I actually just saw this headline this morning in another popular blog spot and the timing seemed appropriate. We are seeing a huge upswing in the need for organizations to track, monitor and manage personal and business-class devices. Unlike traditional AIDC devices, most business class devices are designed for Broadband first and Wi-Fi second, putting a lot more data on the cellular carrier networks.

I find it interesting that the article talks in terms of market saturation, but what I am also hearing here is the potential for network saturation. One of the things that Wavelink Engineering has spent significant time on is making sure that a multi-modal Mobile Device will choose the best medium for updates, and restricting large updates to only those connections that meet a configurable minimum adapter link speed.

The article also talks about the efficiency and cost-effective nature of text messaging. We thought about that too. We can reach out to a multi-modal device first using SMS messaging to ask it to perform an update without knowing whether Wi-Fi or Broadband is available. When the device receives the message requesting an update, it can automatically choose the best network to perform that update.

Anyway, I’m watching the growth of iPhone, Android and Blackberry closely, and I’ll be curious to see how it plays itself out in the AIDC market.

Healthcare Mobility to Hit $8.8 Billion in 2010?

We recently posted about the looming enterprise mobility revolution in the healthcare industry and I came across this article which is further evidence. This article cites a recently released report published by Kalorama Information, a healthcare market research firm. Kalorama anticipates a 7% increase in handheld adoption for 2010 and that the total sales will top $8.8 billion for the market. Pretty staggering figures. This obviously begs the question, with the expected increase in mobile assets across the enterprise, what is the expected growth for management solutions that can effectively manage all the wireless inventory?

Explosive Results; TNT and Wavelink

Some of you may have seen this article yesterday about  TNT Express who was featured in Computing (a UK-based magazine) for its use of Avalanche. The extensive article covers the need for device management and specifically highlights the way Avalanche is being used at TNT. TNT and more specifically David Thornhill,  was approached to appear in the article based on the recently released Wavelink press release that detailed the TNT roll-out.

We’re glad to see TNT being recognized for their success!

Slow Wireless Implementation in Healthcare?

Happy Friday everyone!

I think everyone is aware that one of the more evolving marketplaces for our industry is healthcare. As evidence, InformationWeek published an article today that explains how the healthcare field is poised for a big shift towards mobility over the next 2-3 years.

It makes perfect sense, especially as data capture is becoming almost entirely digital and many ruggedized devices are being introduced to function as light-weight handheld computers (where mobility, flexibility and durability are key), so it would seem that the healthcare environment is perfect for such a movement.

But the interesting part is why did the industry take so long to begin the “mobility revolution” while others, such as retail and banking (as the article describes), embrace the concept years before?

New Wavelink Video

We uploaded a new video to our “under construction” YouTube page and we wanted to get your feedback. In the coming months, we’ll be releasing several new product and company videos to get the word out about Wavelink. Why? Well, we have reason to believe that’s what the world wants, of course.

Check it out and tell us what you think. If you have a video demonstrating Wavelink products, send it along and we’ll make sure to post it!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Avalanche 5

As many of you know, we announced the release of Avalanche 5 today. Just wanted to post an entry linking everyone to the various pieces of information that are available.

We’ll soon be releasing some short feature videos of the product and we just announced the dates for the next installments of the Wavelink Webinar Series, which are Avalanche 5 based.

The product page has a ton of information and some snazzy screen shots of the product, and in case you missed it, here is a link to the Network Products Guide award announcement. For Partners with Partner Portal Access, a download and data sheet are also available.


Is Data More Expensive in the US?

According to the Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost US companies much more than their European counterparts. This brief highlights much of the findings and also raises some interesting questions about the effect federal regulations have on that cost.

Check it out and tell us how you feel about federal regulations and their potential effects on the total cost of a data breach.

Interesting Commentary from Gartner Wireless Summit

After reading this article, I wish I had a chance to attend the Gartner Wireless Summit in San Diego. The article highlights the closing keynote address and the way Gartner sees the Wireless ecosystem evolving over the next few years. Of particular interest is the “three generations of wireless context” and how we are full swing into the second generation. It really highlights what we are also seeing throughout our space, and is further evidence of the importance on maintaining a keen eye to the evolution of the industry.

Take a look for yourself and tell us what strikes you about the article.

Five Trends Driving Networking Growth

Annnnnnnnd, we’re back. Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter knew that we were away last week attending our International Sales Conference, so there wasn’t much blogging around these parts. If you don’t follow us, we’ll give you a couple minutes to do so now.

Ok, great. Now that we have that out of the way, I came across this article out of South Africa while waiting in the airport for my home-bound flight. It discusses five trends that are driving networking growth. The trends are based on research by IDC, and I think most of you will find the trends interesting. One item of interest is that you can see how these industry themes are not just limited to the US, but instead are global themes that companies are facing across the world. Finally, the article also hits on virtualization, a topic which we’ve discussed here and here.