A Wipro – CMR Live CIO Webinar on BYOD

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With rapidly changing ways to communicate via social media channels and even faster technology advances in the computing space, companies are increasingly finding themselves having to evaluate a major trend that also entails risks among its many advantages: BYOD (Bring your own device). While BYOD opens a variety of opportunities to increase efficiency and streamline and simplify business processes, it also leads to concerns with regard to the security of confidential customer information and business data.

The challenge of using mobile devices (smartphones, Tablets, laptop PCs) is that corporate data used by employees on the go falls outside the company’s direct ‘sphere of influence’. At the same time CIOs are increasingly being asked to allow employees convenient mobile working conditions, but ensure full compliance with legally mandated security and risk mitigation safeguards.

The biggest concern of IT decision-makers dealing with emerging technologies like BYOD and Cloud Computing are the loss of corporate data and control of data, a reflection of the known threats and risks of data leakage into the public domain.

While omnipresence is one of the biggest reasons behind the success of mobile devices, it also has an inherent risk associated with it – mobile devices are easily lost or stolen, making the data on such devices highly vulnerable. When corporate data is accessible via a personal mobile device, organizations suddenly lose a great deal of control over who can access that data.

Enterprise mobility security solutions propose systems to prevent unauthorized access to enterprise applications and / or corporate data on mobile devices. These can include password protection; encryption and / or remote wipe technology, which allows an administrator to delete all data from a misplaced device. With many systems, security policies can be centrally managed and enforced. Such device management systems are programmed to support and cooperate with the application programming interfaces (APIs) from various device makers to increase security compliance without increased effort.

As security is one of the main priorities for enterprise IT departments, it is important to determine which corporate applications can be accessed from an employee-owned device. IT departments need to be able to manage device and access policies, preferably from a single point of control, so IT can ensure security policies relating to VPN, anti-virus software, activation of personal firewalls or use of encryption are enforced.

Security issues around non-managed devices are on the rise, with a majority of IT executives admitting to experiencing a security problem related to an employee with an unprovisioned device. Company IT managements need to consider not only the value of their data and the risk of losing it, but also the potential loss of reputation and related implications.

Presenting Partner




Global Infrastructure Services (GIS):
Global Infrastructure & Services ( GIS) is a new business unit formed through consolidation of erstwhile, Technology Infrastructure Services (TIS) outsourcing business, and Wipro’s Infotech’s* Infrastructure and SI business in the India & Middle East region.  This integration has broadened our complete portfolio of infrastructure services and augments our overall SI capabilities worldwide.  Today, Wipro is amongst the fastest-growing providers of infrastructure outsourcing and is a leader in Global Infrastructure Outsourcing**.

GIS provides Infrastructure Services to global customers using state-of-the-art tools and processes.  Its suite of Technology Infrastructure services spanning Data Center, End User Computing, Networks, Managed Services, Cloud, Business Advisory and Global System Integration. The Infrastructure Services market is poised for high growth, with many organizations readying themselves for the next wave of transformation.

The unit serves more than 700+ clients in US, Europe, APAC and Japan. The BU caters to industry verticals such as manufacturing, Telecom, Retail, Healthcare, Finance and E & U. Wipro, which is a pioneer in Infrastructure Management services space, had been named leaders in the ‘IT Infrastructure Outsourcing’ survey by Forrester ahead of Indian competition with a balanced portfolio of current offerings, strategy and market presence. Read more


About Wipro IT Services:
Wipro IT services is a part of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360º view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro IT services has 130,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. Read more


About Wipro Infotech
Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro’s IT business has over 130,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. Read more
Apalak Ghosh
Manager, Research and Consulting, Emerging Technologies, Software & IT Services Research, CMR Infotech Practice

Apalak is a lead analyst with CMR’s software and IT services research practice, based out of Gurgaon (near New Delhi). In this role, Apalak is responsible for overseeing development of reports, carrying out in-depth market assessments and forecasts on new and emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Green IT, Data Center adoption amongst others. Apalak has led new research initiatives to study adoption of Cloud Computing and Virtualization amongst Indian enterprises. He is frequently quoted in the media on the subject of Cloud Computing and Data Centers on popular TV channels such as NDTV and in leading business publications such as The Economic Times and The Hindu Businessline. He also writes a blog on the theme of Green IT/Virtualization/Cloud Computing. In this capacity he carries forward his rich experience as Manager, Software and Services Research and Consulting Practice, IDC India.

Prior to his current role, Apalak has worked with TNS India as a research analyst for two years, before which he was with TransAsia Solution Seekers, Indonesia as a consultant for a year. His experience spans across key research areas such as brand tracking, product / concept testing, quantitative and qualitative research, and consulting. He has a rich exposure to research techniques such as face-to-face and telephonic interviews, profiling and discussions with stakeholders across diverse industry verticals such as IT and Telecom, Consumer Packaged Goods and Automotive.

Apalak completed his Master’s program in Business Administration from the ICFAI Business School, Bangalore, specialising in Marketing. Apalak also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi capital of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

Mohan Ramaiah
General Manager – System Integration and Maintenance Services, GIS, Wipro Ltd.

Mohan is BE in Electronics, Electronics and Communication at Sir. M. Visvesvaraya Insititue of Technology ( Sir. M.V.I.T).

He  has more than 16 Years of Experience in various roles in Technical Support services for Enteprise Products like UNIX servers, high end storages, networking, security and database/middleware. He has vast experience in transformation services, people management, technical support, skill development and new practice development/initiatives in IT services domain.

His previous employers include JPMorgan Chase, MCI Telecommunications, Sanjose, CA, USA, Wipro Infotech Ltd
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