Mobility

Arsenal FC seamlessly transitions to working from home during lockdown with help from Acronis

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Arsenal had been working hard to implement new technology to allow its workforce to work from home on an ad-hoc basis. This included the implementation of collaborative and cloud-based technology. Then the crisis hit.

According to Christelle Heikkila, IT Director at Arsenal, “we had a seamless transition for our entire workforce to work from home as soon as lockdown started, from every department around the world as far as Singapore and Australia.”

Acronis has been with Arsenal every step of the way, taking proactive measures to keep Arsenal cyber safe, including the provision of backups for its cloud-based data to give it additional peace of mind. Arsenal was also an early adopter of Acronis Cyber Protect, which has cybersecurity features like a full-stack antivirus solution, vulnerability assessments, patch management, and URL filtering.

Here's a look at how their transition went.

Whether you’re looking to put a mobility management solution in place for the first time, considering changing providers, or just looking for additional capabilities, there are many aspects to consider when choosing a mobility solution provider. As your usage of mobile technologies matures, you’ll likely move towards more specialized use cases and requirements that are topics for future discussion. Today we will review 5 general questions to ask when assessing the offerings of mobility solution providers.

Do you provide an MDM or EMM solution?

How Do You Measure Productivity?

Time is money.


There are many considerations to be taken into account when it comes to productivity, but the most important are measurement of individual activity (such as time spent selling to customers) and total cost of ownership (TCO).  But today, I’d like to focus on employee satisfaction that can derive from a simple but secure BYOD policy and how that affects your company’s productivity -- and ultimately your bottom line -- in a very positive manner.   

As a mother of four grown children, I’ve often wondered how I managed my full time job before I had a laptop and a smart phone; let alone a BYOD policy that I enjoy at Acronis! This policy enables me to securely access email and corporate files, as well as annotate, sync, and share them in a collaborative way with my colleagues and partners. 

Over the years, working with and listening to thousands of customers of all sizes,  we’ve learned a lot about what they need, their challenges, and the effect of what we do in what they do. We’ve also noticed that some concepts, or the words that simply represent them, are just scary to our IT friends. Scalability is one of them.

Staff mobile data risks highlighted

According to InfoWatch’s Global Data Leakage Report the first half of 2014 saw 32% more leaks than in the same period in 2013. An estimated 450 million records were compromised, including financial and personal data across multiple sectors, with approximately 89% of information leaks involving personal data. With the number of smartphones and tablets on the rise, and a decrease in traditional PC sales, attacks on mobile devices are maturing. By 2017, Gartner predicts that the focus of endpoint breaches will shift to tablets and smartphones from traditional PCs. 

How can you ensure data doesn’t leak from your organization?

Three Reasons Why Mobility Overwhelms SMBs

Companies of all sizes are facing the demand of two popular employee trends – the want to use personal devices at work and the desire to work remotely. These trends are prompting many employers to implement mobility features that will embrace data across any and every device within their organizations. 
While mobility is a game changer regarding real-time collaboration and productivity for companies of all sizes, SMBs are at a disadvantage with budget limitations and often limited to no on-site IT departments. 

#WeekendWorkshop: Mobility and New Generation Protection

Data protection is becoming increasingly important and valuable to organizations. As some recent highly publicized news events demonstrated, companies without adequate data protection can seriously harm their reputation, competitiveness, and financial results. The introduction of mobile devices and the need to access data from these devices introduces a new set of challenges for the company and its IT department. Acronis Access Advanced is the solution.

Watch the full #WeekendWorkshop video here.

Maximize Collaboration for a Mobile Workforce

Companies are awash in smartphones, tablets, Aircards and other mobile devices that promise to improve productivity and connect employees, whether they are across the office or across the world from each other. 

7 Predictions for Virtualization in 2014

In 2010, IDC forecasted that by 2014, 70 percent of all servers would become virtual

4 Steps to Secure the Devices Your Employees Get for Christmas

During the holidays, many people receive tech gifts like laptops, tablets and smartphones. And many of them will want to bring these devices along with them to work in the new year.

BYOD has been a huge trend for 2013, and we expect it to increase in 2014 and beyond. It makes sense from a lot of perspectives. For one, letting employees bring their own devices cuts the cost of purchasing new hardware. It also means that employees are generally familiar and happy with the tech that they’re using. They wind up being more productive and more satisfied with their jobs in general.