Retail in 2021: A New Variation on Retail 4.0
Before COVID-19, observers could trace a clear progression through Retail 1.0, 2.0, and so on, up to Retail 4.0.
However, consumer trends have changed so significantly as a result of COVID-19 that Retail 4.0 doesn’t accurately describe the industry right now. Retailers now deal with unique circumstances exclusive to 2021.
In a time when in-person interactions are difficult, companies are in many ways less personal and more abstract than ever in the eyes of consumers.
Wi-Fi and Credit Card Data: A Risk You Can and Must Mitigate
One of the most vulnerable aspects of any organization is its Wi-Fi connection. Eavesdroppers want to intercept sensitive data as it travels from one endpoint to another. On a wired connection, this is difficult for an outsider to do. On a wireless network, it’s much easier.
42Gears has extensive experience helping companies comply with PCI DSS standards. We’ve taken the time to summarize what we think is important, and what you can do to get started complying with PCI DSS standards.
Mitigating Android Security Vulnerabilities on Company-Owned Devices with 42Gears’ UEM Solution
42Gears provides comprehensive security for all Android devices including rugged devices through its robust and reliable UEM solution. The solution helps organizations protect and secure their mobile devices against all possible threats and vulnerabilities by offering comprehensive features such as Kiosk Mode, Network Policy, Security Policy and OS patch management. Further, the solution is capable of mitigating risks of malware attacks via phishing email, malicious apps, unknown networks and more. Our MTD provides an extra layer of security which keeps checking threat factors and helps admins in taking remedial actions in real time.
The Definitive Guide to Kiosk Management II
The Definitive Guide to Kiosks by 42Gears is a two-part series surveying the world of kiosks in the early 2020s. The first white paper of this series explored the ways that kiosks (and kiosk management) can elevate businesses through good interface design and connectivity with Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Part 2: How to Overcome the Challenges of Kiosk Management, covers a range of technical challenges and security threats that can make kiosk management difficult, and concludes by reviewing some important tools that make a substantial difference to kiosk owners and managers.
This white paper contains three sections:
Section 1. The Challenges Facing Kiosk Owners: Security
Section 2. The Tools Kiosk Owners Can Use to Overcome Challenges
Section 3. Moving Forward with SureMDM by 42Gears
The Definitive Guide to Kiosk Management
The Definitive Guide to Kiosk Management by 42Gears- Part 1: Why and How Kiosk Management Matters is the first of a two-part series that provides a definitive guide to kiosk management. In Part 1, you will learn why kiosks benefit from modern cultural trends, what considerations are necessary for building a device ecosystem around kiosks, and how 42Gears can help you thoughtfully implement kiosks.
This white paper contains four sections, each covering a different aspect of the kiosk industry:
Section 1. An Introduction to Digital Kiosks and Kiosk Management
Section 2. Why Do Kiosks Matter in the Early 2020s, and Why Should You Care?
Section 3. Kiosk Design Challenges
Section 4. Make the Right Choices with SureMDM by 42Gears
Hardening Windows 10 Based Kiosks
Today, kiosks have become popular business tools for many reasons, including improved customer interactions, quicker service, reduced manpower requirements, reduced operational costs and many more. However, the increase in the number of cyberattacks in the recent past has made it clear that businesses not careful enough can fall prey to such incidents. Cybersecurity threats have become far too common and attackers often come up with newer ways to target different types of business endpoints, and interactive kiosks are no exception.
In order to complete transactions being carried out by customers, these kiosks gather personal and sensitive user information, which makes them attractive targets for hacking and ransomware attacks.
UEM Privacy and Data Protection Overview
42Gears is an enterprise mobility solutions provider offering a wide range of scalable on-premise and SAAS-based products and solutions. 42Gears provides a seamless, secure and scalable Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) solution, SureMDM that can help enterprises manage and secure all endpoints and applications across Windows, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, Linux and Android platforms. Additionally, it helps enterprises manage BYOD programs in a secure environment. 42Gears BYOD solution enhances workforce productivity and efficiency, while safeguarding against potential vulnerabilities that can put device and data at risk. 42Gears proactively adopts security solutions to reduce and overcome malicious threats that can adversely affect enterprise mobility strategies
Protecting Android Point-of-Sale (PoS) Devices with 42Gears UEM
The adoption of Android-based Point-of-Sale (PoS) devices across industries is on the rise due to the numerous advantages they have over manual or legacy systems, such as cost-effectiveness, easy software updates, better security, manageability, portability, better integration with third-party software and more. These PoS devices feed data to central systems, which in turn provide a good overview of the business and keep a record of the financial status, inventory, sales and automate multiple tasks, saving businesses a lot of time and effort, while reducing errors.
This paper explores the various PoS threats and security measures to safeguard PoS terminals and devices by offering application control and system hardening.
42Gears Mobile Application Management (MAM)
Today, mobile applications are a key component connecting employees to enterprise resources and ensuring team collaboration. These mobile apps not only help organizations increase productivity and efficiency, but also gain a competitive advantage by being agile. However, the sharp increase in the use of mobile devices and apps have posed quite a few challenges for IT pros. Since these apps provide easy access to corporate information on devices, they make corporate data vulnerable to threats. These vulnerabilities may be caused due to lack of encryption, data leakage during data synchronization, unauthorized access and/or poor data storage. To avoid such risks, businesses must ensure that these applications are secure and compliant with applicable policies.
This paper talks about how 42Gears offers a Mobile Application Management (MAM) solution to help enterprises distribute, deploy, manage, track and secure apps in a simplified way.
How Windows 10 will be a Game Changer for Enterprises
Microsoft Windows has evolved from a PC OS (Windows 3.1, Windows 95, 98) to a LAN/Network OS (Windows 3.11, Windows NT) and then to an enterprise-centric OS (Windows 10). Currently, Windows is the dominant operating system in enterprises across the world, with many organizations upgrading to Windows 10 for security and privacy reasons. Especially with support for Windows 7 ending in 2020, enterprises will have to make this shift immediately. However, more importantly, organizations must embrace Windows 10 to offer the modern workforce a smooth enterprise mobility experience.
This paper talks about how Windows 10 is paving the way for a new era of enterprise mobility.
42Gears Mobile Email Management
Emails are an integral part of every business. Although other modes of communication, such as instant messaging, text messaging and social media, have emerged and are fast gaining popularity, emails continue to be the primary means of official communication. According to an Email Statistics Report 2017-2021 by Radicati Group, the number of email users worldwide will exceed 4.1 billion by the end of 2021. In 2017, the number of business and consumer emails sent and received per day was expected to reach 269 billion.
This paper talks about comprehensive features 42Gears Mobile Email Management (MEM) offers to safeguard corporate email infrastructures against threats.
42Gears Support for Office 365
Google and Microsoft have introduced cloud-based productivity tools (G-Suite and Office 365 respectively) to cope with problems related to on-premise setup. And an increasing number of organizations are migrating to cloud-based tools due to their cost-effectiveness and ease of management. Today, Microsoft’s Office 365 is considered to be the most trusted cloud-based solution. With over 120 million business users, it has become the most adopted solution.
This paper talks about how Office 365 offers productivity tools to businesses to enable team collaboration, benefits and authentication methods for deployments.
Why integration of Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) solutions with EMM makes sense?
As businesses are adopting sophisticated mobile devices, operating systems, apps, and networks, they all are becoming vulnerable to different security threats such as malware, phishing, network attacks and man-in-the-middle attacks that are hard to detect and prevent.
This paper attempts to understand the security threats has increased exponentially that comes with rise in the adoption of sophisticated technology, enhanced work arenas and incorporation of new forms of endpoints such as IoT and Wearables.
Is your business ready for GDPR?
The Data Protection Laws in the European Union (EU) have been going through several changes since the last two decades.The EU has decided to enforce new laws to improve data protection for individuals.With new regime, EU aims to provide individuals more control over their personal data accessed by EU enterprises.
This paper attempts to help businesses understand how GDPR will work and making them aware of the harsh consequences of non compliance with the new law. It offers an analysis of how GDPR will bring consistency in business models and standardize the operations. It will also help individuals ascertain data privacy rules while embracing technological innovations.
Demystifying Mass Device Enrollment Programs
In order to achieve quick and effective mobile device deployments, enterprises are embracing the idea of getting these deployments done through Mass Device Enrollment Programs (MDEP) offered by market leaders such as Apple (DEP), Google (ZTP), Samsung (KME) Zebra (StageNow) and Microsoft (Windows Autopilot).
How is Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Impacting Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Companies?
Growth of BFSI industry is hindered by some common concerns such as IT asset management, automation, efficiency, data security and others. This paper attempts to assess the impact of digitization on the BFSI industry, common challenges faced by BFSI during the digital transformation and EMM features which can support the BFSI vertical to deliver engaging and fulfilling services.
Understanding Unified Endpoint Management
Enterprise Mobility has seen an ever-changing landscape of emerging technologies to support increasingly demanding mobility needs. What started out as simple device management expanded to managing apps and content on the devices. Then influx of device types pushed enterprises to look for solutions that could manage different device systems while adhering to their technical architecture. So, what’s next in line? Unified Endpoint Management – A solution to counter ineffective multi-platform dependencies by securing and managing both old and new business endpoints from a single pane of glass.
How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Enterprise Mobility?
Artificial Intelligence has come a long way from the pages of science fiction to the toolkit of engineers, helping solve numerous real-life problems. Advances in Deep Learning has led to remarkable progress in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing. This paper tries to analyse the impact of Artificial Intelligence on enterprise mobility and applications. Will it really change the way enterprises use and manage mobility?
Drive Business Value from EMM Data using Mobile Analytics
EMM and Mobile Analytics are two important components of every mobile infrastructure. This paper makes an effort to draw readers attention towards issues such as under-utilized EMM data, lack of coherence between EMM and Analytics system, wrong inferences and decisions due to lack of integration in the analytics system and how decision-makers can make informed and impactful decisions in the light of powerful data gathering and analytic tools.
Building IoT Solutions with Managed Raspberry Pi
Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer experimental, it is a mainstream strategy. Raspberry Pi has emerged as a small budget-friendly computer that has laid the foundation for several IoT projects. Read this white paper to understand the benefits of IoT in business scenario, learn about IoT projects supported by Raspberry Pi and explore about possibilities on how an IoT ecosystems can be managed with an EMM solution.
Evolving Trends in Rugged Mobile Computing
Rugged Mobile Computing landscape is witnessing major changes due to the emergence of Android platform. This paper describes the pre-Android rugged handheld landscape, where Windows-based rugged devices were the market leaders. However, the uncertainty around support for Windows Mobile and CE is making feature-rich Android a preferred choice of building rugged handheld devices.
How Internet of Things (IoT ) is impacting Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry
In recent years, life sciences industry has seen remarkable advancements such as the application of IoT (Internet of Things)-based devices which are benefitting patients, manufacturers, doctors, nurses and the entire industry as well. Though life sciences industry has a conservative rate of adoption of new technologies, however, it has been among the early adopters of IoT. In life sciences, the real diagnosis, monitoring, preventive measures and treatment in chronic conditions require proactive action and it is feasible today with IoT by embedding sensors & smart devices in our surroundings.
EMM Shaping the endpoint security and management for Logistics and Transportation Industry
Now, growing complexities in logistics and transportation industry, as well as an increase in customer expectations, has created a need to adopt emerging technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), cloud-based Transport Management System (TMS), unmanned aerial & ground vehicles, and wearables. These innovations might prove to be a boon to this Industry where time and efficiency define profit. Yet, implementing them into real practice need lots of improvement which is crucial for commercial adoption and their integration with EMM is also vital.
IoT and EMM – An Insight into Future Convergence and Challenges
Converging IoT with the EMM strategy of an organization can provide rich benefits. A connected range of mobile devices, wearables, and other devices will allow employees to always stay connected, be informed and collaborate with each other easily. Sending and receiving real-time reports will become easy. The company will be able to manage devices remotely and provide real-time system updates, deal with performance issues and handle maintenance requirements.
How Tablets are changing the way businesses run
Mass global adoption by consumers worldwide has established tablet computers as stable, reliable and contemporary technology. This paved the way for its enterprise adoption. Few visionaries tested the water by deploying tablets in businesses in small numbers. In the beginning, tablets were used as tools to attract eyeballs. Now, it is rapidly becoming an essential part of every business not for just attracting consumers but to achieve brand loyalty and enhancing customer shopping experience that was not possible few years ago. Retail, Hospitality, Automotive and Healthcare Industries are early adopters.
Why tablets are the future of POS technology?
Convergence of technology based robust, fast, secure business process solutions and ubiquitous tablet devices are the major driving forces for mobile POS Terminal adoption. One of the biggest challenge faced by the businesses today is making a concise and cost efficient payment system especially in retail sector. Low installation cost and speedier checkout offered by Tablet POS Terminal has considerably increased their adoption. Tablets are not only improving Return on Investment (ROI) but it helps to meet the targeted sales as well as labour efficiency.
How tablets can change the way we teach and learn
Education system has undergone significant changes in last few decades, still there seems significant scope of applying latest, easily adaptable technologies for education in schools, colleges and even at home. Several aspects of education are being revolutionized by innovative technologies. Internet, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), Wireless technology and gradually making education easier and effective.
Digital Signage Using Tablets - Solution for Better Branding and Marketing
Branding and Marketing is fundamental for growth of any business. Strong competition for brand space and consumer base have led the businesses to be on a constant lookout for innovative Branding and Marketing ideas. Digital Signage has always been used as a significant marketing and branding tool however they have been just informational and capable of one-way interaction. With adoption of creative solutions along with Tablets, digital signage can now be much more effective, adoption of creative solutions along with Tablets, digital signage can now be much more effective, interactive and interesting.