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MTL Ireland Meeting


3rd MTL Ireland meeting will take place in Dublin on 3rd March 2016, so please keep the lunchtime free.

It will be great to get our industry peers around the table again.

We'll keep you posted with the venue details soon.


The Mobile Thought Leaders (MTL) is a group of over 2500 professionals from all around the world who are developing or managing mobility programmes within their different enterprises. Through local events, online events, and community research projects, MTL members share their experiences, gain access to industry expertise, and support each other in identifying opportunities and avoiding risks.

CWSI host the events on behalf of the MTL group in a city centre location over lunch (on us!) in order to discuss the current hot topics of our industry which affect all of us working in the fast changing area of mobility.

Uncovering the True Costs of Enterprise Mobility

A study into the total cost of ownership

Enterprise mobility is an inevitable cost of doing business. Devices and connectivity are as fundamental to your operations as the employees themselves.

The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of enterprise mobility is made up of a number of factors, some of which can be excessively expensive or unnecessary altogether. Are enterprises examining enough of these factors to calculate an accurate TCO, and in turn considering all the measures that can reduce costs and mitigate risks?

Typical perceptions of TCO are a simple equation of the ‘Device + Plan’. This is grossly inadequate, made worse when “Plan” only includes predicted carrier costs, not unexpected extras such as roaming bill shocks or excessive data usage.

Assuming that the TCO is made up of just the device and the plan will lead to expectations that TCO is in the region of $853 per device per annum (£628 in the UK). But this report shows that in reality, the actual TCO is closer to $1,840 (£1,272 in the UK).

This actual TCO figure includes cost factors that are too often forgotten: the IT resources required to manage the devices; the services that may be deployed to assist with their management e.g. Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Telecom Expense Management (TEM); mobile security software; and the cost of remedying mobile security breaches.

Disregarding these factors leads to an underestimated TCO and complacency in regards to mobile security, legal and financial risks.



Executive Summary


Methodology and Background to Respondents

Core TCO Findings


Carrier Cost

Bill Shock in Detail




How OS impacts TCO

Controllable vs. Inevitable Costs

Key Security Recommendations



Download full report: Uncovering the True Costs of Enterprise Mobility

RBTE 2016


CWSI will be at The Retail Business Technology Expo at The Olympia, London, UK on 9-10th March 2016.

Please come and see the latest enterprise mobility technology and retail solutions - Stand 1044!      

More info at: www.retailbusinesstechnologyexpo.com

EME 2016


CWSI will be at the Financial Services Mobility Exchange Conference 15th March 2016 in London.

We look forward to seeing you there!              


With lots of challenges to tackle and time in short supply, join our one day meeting which will address key questions including:

  • How do we enable a BYOD strategy given the challenges this produces in terms of security and data management?

  • How best can we manage our programs and systems across multiple devices?

  • What are the possibilities for ensuring mobility solutions comply with strict regulatory framework?


More info at: fs.enterprisemobilityexchange.com

In the Press

January 2015

Mobile apps were transmitting payment card information without encryption, including Aer Lingus

Several companies have moved quickly to add encryption to their mobile apps after it was discovered they failed to encrypt payment card information in transit, putting users at risk.

The apps were not using Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS), an encryption protocol that scrambles data as it’s sent across the Internet, according to Wandera, a cloud and mobile security vendor.

“With so many breaches and costly data loss incidents in the news, it’s hard to believe that any business would fail to take such a basic precaution as to encrypt sensitive traffic as it’s transmitted to or from a web site,” said Michael J Covington, senior product manager, in a video.

Data breaches can be costly for companies, and how to better protect payment card information has been a big question after major breaches at retailers including Target, Home Depot and many others.

Five of the 16 companies named by Wandera in a blog post have now fixed their problems, including easyJet, Chiltern Railways, San Diego Zoo, CN Tower and Aer Lingus, a Wandera spokeswoman said. All of the companies were notified of the issue by Wandera, which estimates they collectively serve 500,000 customers a day.

The company detected the problems while analysing traffic flows of customers that use its mobile security app and gateway technology.

Using SSL/TLS when transmitting information such as login credentials, personal information and payment card data is considered standard practice to guard against breaches. Encrypted connections are typically signified in the browser URL bar by a padlock icon and “https.”

If the data is not encrypted, someone on the same network — such as a public Wi-Fi hotspot — could collect the traffic and see the information in plain text.

Covington said in some cases the primary web sites did use encryption, but the same services were not protected when using mobile browsers or apps.

Mobile apps often have multiple connections to backend services, and all need to be treated with the same protection, Covington said.

In January, Wandera found that the US National Football League’s mobile app leaked usernames and passwords due to an unencrypted application programming interface (API) call, according to an advisory. The problem was later fixed.

 Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service

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