2014 was a landmark of occasions for the Internet; the World Wide Web hit the age of 25 with the Internet itself reaching its 45th birthday. This milestone year also saw Dr Abhaya Induruwa, of Canterbury Christ Church University, inducted into the ‘Internet Hall of Fame’ for his pioneering academic contributions and research into networking, but most of all the deployment of the Internet into Sri Lanka. Dr Induruwa’s contributions and success are renowned in Sri Lanka, so much so he is known as the ‘Father of the Internet in Sri Lanka’. Continue reading
During the summer of 2014, researchers from the Department of Computing at Canterbury Christ Church University conducted a study into the concept of ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) in small and medium enterprises in Kent.
The phenomenon of BYOD is a trend which is believed to heighten productivity of employees and the business itself. This concept is currently one of the up and coming large technological trend for businesses and encompasses the implementation of policies which allow employees to associate and use their own device with the company’s IT infrastructure, giving the employees access to business-specific and/or restricted data and services internally and externally. Mobility demands within enterprises are continuously growing, however questions arise as to whether BYOD can help fulfil such requirements or whether it presents security challenges and risks too significant for implementation. Continue reading