SiT #4 – CoIT and Mobile Security

Speaking in Tech #4 – Speaking in Tech: Forget G-Drive hype, try Dropbox-for-Big-Biz… Plus: iOS versus Android in enterprise security

You can listen to the episode in iTunes or on The Register.

Show notes and episode details after the jump…

Special Guest this week is Brian Katz

Brian works at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceutical company where he is in charge of the mobile engineering group. You can follow him on twitter @bmkatz and on his blog at

This week we talk about…

  • Google Drive Launching Next Week!
  • Google Drive details: 5 GB for free, launching next week for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS
  • Various internet reports claim that Google will be launching Google Drive next week with 5GB – more than double the 2GB that come with the popular Dropbox. From the reports, Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
  • Meanwhile, a leaked VMware Memo Outlines View 5.1, Project Octopus Launch Plans, the cloud storage service referred to as “Dropbox for the enterprise,” by the end of June, according to the leaked document.”
  • Katz on Cunsumerization: “You want me to do what?!? A mobile strategy challenge!
  • Are “acceptable use” policies effective?
  • Mobile security: The distinction between iOS devices and Android on security and compliance
  • BYOD: It’s not about saving money

•10 Big Questions for Brian