Brian Katz

Brian is a director at pharmaceutical company Sanofi, where he manages mobile initiatives, including mobilizing the salesforce, building best practices for developing apps, handling BYOD initiatives, enabling new devices and form factors for success, and looking at ways to innovate in the mobile space for Sanofi. He started his career working with a multi-national New York financial company as an email architect, designing and maintaining their email and communications systems, which also involved supporting their mobile computing platforms. He later moved to Sanofi where he led the x86/Microsoft server group for many years before moving into his current position. He blogs on mobility, consumerization, and user-oriented computing at A Screw's Loose, where the original versions of his posts are published.

If you think phones, tablets, and computers are smart now, just wait

Contextual computing is happening in ways that once seemed to be science fiction, thanks to the connectedness of everything

The futility of the single-device solution

Maybe one day a single device will adapt to different use cases, but until then, embrace the power of having multiple devices

Trusty mobile tools and tips for the road warrior

The essential tips and apps for maximizing your mobility when traveling

The right way to manage BYOD

A tiered access approach to information assets is the key to effective mobile security

Why almost everyone gets it wrong about BYOD

Whoever owns the device, mobile use should encourage enablement, but too many organizations fall into control trap

The divided IT-business team can only lose

When the business units and IT aren't playing as a real team, everyone loses except those selling them tech

The secret to IT business success: Stop focusing on the tech

Too many IT organizations buy a thoroughbred when the business needs plow horses

Mobile strategy? You need a business strategy

Mobile technology is an enabler, not a goal. Start with your business goals and then see where mobile helps them.

Don't fall prey to the mobile malware hysteria

Malware is an inconsequential risk in iOS, and Android can be fairly safe if users stick to Google Play for apps

Beware the classification trap when securing your data

Too many businesses craft a detailed data security plan that takes years, giving employees little choice but to access data without any controls

When users protect their data, they protect the business's data, too

Tools can force the use of security mechanisms like passwords, but they're a poor substitute for a personal stake in safety

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