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HP Software's community for IT leaders // September 2012


Cloud security: A mobile app cornerstone

Cloud-based services for mobile apps are growing fast—to the delight of developers.
But do they wreck your security? Here are four things to consider.

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4 factors for stronger cloud security

Security practices for the cloud are still coming into their own, but CIOs and CISOs need to take action now to manage risk.

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Moore on app transformation

Author Geoffrey Moore discusses systems of engagement and why enterprises are feeling pressure now to adopt and adapt.

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Applications index

Percentage of new commercial apps in 2012 expected to be developed for the cloud.1

85 billion
Estimated number of mobile apps that will be downloaded in 2012.2

Apple's percentage of 2011 smartphone sales.3

One question

Q: What do you think of Android’s prospects in the enterprise?

A: Android is going to continue to gain traction in the enterprise. CIOs are looking to deploy HTML5 applications in their enterprise, as a better way to provision, manage and deploy their application infrastructure. It’s a much more efficient and secure way to deploy applications … and Android is going to be well suited for that because it has this broad ecosystem of hardware suppliers and device makers who are bringing innovative products at very competitive prices.

— Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, on the Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal

1 "Competing in the Cloud: 8 Things to Watch in 2012," IDC, Dec. 2011

2 "IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020," IDC, Dec. 2011

3 "Market Share: Mobile Devices by Region and Country, 4Q11 and 2011," Gartner Inc., February 2012


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