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1 Feb 2017

How to Identify if Your Enterprise Has a Shadow IT and a Whatsapp Problem?

The majority of executives and IT managers are normally unaware how many unauthorized shadow IT or shadow cloud apps and services their employees are using. Cloud apps and services are easy to use without oversight, they can be quickly adopted by employees or teams to solve business problems, and often no formal involvement of the enterprise's IT department is required. Since there is a huge demand for messaging for the internal business communication, if there is no enterprise messaging app available, employees are quick to use Whatsapp as an insecure and unprotected alternative (please read our blog posts on the disadvantagesdamages and security of Whatsapp). Actually many businesses currently have a huge Whatsapp problem as part of the shadow IT, because they haven't deployed an enterprise messaging app yet.

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25 Jan 2017

Should Businesses Worry About The Encryption and Security of Whatsapp?

There has been a huge discussion recently about a security vulnerability of Whatsapp, which some people quickly proclaimed as a "backdoor" for governments to snoop on users. A new analysis by a security researcher showed that Whatsapp could read some messages due to the way WhatsApp has implemented its end-to-end encryption protocol. Some security experts say that the vulnerability is a known “trade-off” due to the size of Whatsapp's user base and can hardly be used for mass surveillance. However, since Whatsapp always highlights its privacy and security, this raises some serious questions for its users. Enterprises and employees, which use Whatsapp for business purposes, ask themselves if they can rely on the encryption and security of Whatsapp?

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4 Jan 2017

Teamwire Successfully Completes Cloud Security Alliance STAR Assessment

Teamwire has completed the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) assessment of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for its enterprise messaging app, in order to show compliance with leading standards and best practices for IT security. This helps customers to assess the security of our enterprise messaging app and to make the best procurement decisions. 

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20 Nov 2016

The Best Enterprise Messaging App for European Businesses

The demand by businesses for our enterprise messaging app is strongly growing. On the one had businesses are increasingly understanding the problems of using Whatsapp for enterprises communications. On the other hand in a mobile first world there are more and more important business use cases, scenarios and benefits of an enterprise messaging app. Last year we wrote a first blog post on how to select an enterprise messaging app. Now we want to update that blog post with latest requirements, criteria and market trends, and focus on the needs of European businesses when they search for the best enterprise messaging app for their organization:

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12 Oct 2016

Mobile Application Management with Automated Roll-outs and Data Retention

In an mobile first world the management and administration of mobile applications becomes increasingly important for businesses. Enterprises need a comprehensive mobile application management in order to easily configure apps, ensure company-wide compliance, enable fast deployments and protect corporate data. Teamwire has always provided a leading feature set for professional mobile application management and has supported the most important enterprise mobility solutions. Recently we released some innovative features that further improve mobile application management with automated roll-outs and data retention policies.  

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3 Sep 2016

The New Terms of WhatsApp and the Consequences for Businesses

Last week Whatsapp updated its terms and related privacy policy, and made several significant changes that were kind expected since the acquisition of Whatsapp by Facebook in 2014. In summary, Whatsapp will share personal information and data of users with Facebook, in order to mainly improve advertising related revenue channels. For enterprises which use Whatsapp for business purposes these changes of terms have critical consequences. We have written of the disadvantages and damages of Whatsapp for business use in the past, and suggested to look for a dedicated enterprise messaging app in order to ensure company-wide security, strong data protection and maximum productivity. However, we believe the new changes of the terms of Whatsapp should now make every enterprise seriously considering to stop using Whatsapp for business purposes, if an enterprise wants to avoid damages to and sharing of employee, customer and partner data with Facebook.

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23 Jun 2016

Teamwire Releases 2-Factor Authentication for Advanced Administration Security

Teamwire today released a 2-factor authentication mechanism for its administrator portal for maximum access security. The app-based second factor for the authentication of IT administrators ensures that all sensitive and confidential enterprise data in the administrator portal remains secure and fully protected. 

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16 May 2016

Why Enterprise Messaging Is a Core Component of the Digitalization

The digitalization is currently one of the largest challenges for businesses. IT research firm Gartner describes the digitalization "as the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new revenue and value-producing opportunities”. It is basically the process of moving to a digital business. The increasing convergence of the physical and virtual worlds offers boundless digitalization opportunities in almost all areas of society. This convergence implies the need for enterprises to identify new business models and adapt processes in response to a world that increasingly does business digital and online.

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