Smishing, AI, CIO Lawsuit Tops August Enterprise Mobility News

August was filled with IT industry news, especially in the mobility space, but it was the attacks and their consequences that grabbed most headlines. This month we learned about enterprise mobility's newest threat hitting workers' text inboxes directly, along with artificial intelligence finding its way into the mobile landscape. Here's a look at Enterprise Mobility Exchange's top five most-read stories of the month. Click on the headline for more information.

3 Reasons Smishing Is Enterprise Mobility’s Biggest Threat
With so many eyeballs and fingers focused on typed communication through mobile devices, enterprises are facing new world of threats as employees use their equipment for work and play simultaneously. Companies have ramped up their self-phishing techniques in recent years, seeking to build awareness among employees and heighten the company’s overall security hygiene. 

AI Is the Next Frontier of Enterprise Mobility
Nearly half of all enterprises are using some form of artificial intelligence or augmented reality but not many are making it a priority to implement or pursue. Analysts and end users alike agree that it’s time to jump on board and not let the new wave pass by.

Mobility Officially Bumped From Microsoft’s Strategy
In its annual 10-K document, which reveals the strategic vision for all publicly traded companies as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Microsoft makes no mention of mobility in 2017, a change from the previous four years.

Movers & Shakers: IBM Sues CIO, IT Execs Change Industries
August was a big month for top-level IT executives making major career moves and changing industries. One such incident has even caused a court battle as the possible exchange of competitor secrets has catapulted a legal case. 

NotPetya Cyber Attack Costs Maersk At Least $200M
The NotPetya ransomware virus only lasted a few days earlier this year, but it made impacts on global businesses for months and possibly years to come. The ransomware didn’t just take funds from data theft, but resulted in prolonged workflow issues.