Around 85 per cent of Android devices are, or have been, susceptible to 13 critical vulnerabilities, researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered.
The research has shown that variability between version roll outs of Android among manufacturers is even worse than many had feared, with many devices remaining vulnerable to everyday exploits for months or even years as manufacturers or phone carriers fail to send out patches and fixes early enough - or even at all. Further reading
A new urgency altogether can be found in this decade of the 21st century. Companies are aggressively functioning to rapid market response times, inflate business and offer improved service. “It’s a race for customers, information and results” Vuyk (2013). The first step to automation is upgrading the software a company uses. Software are found in two major categories, custom (tailored, Bespoke) and packaged (off-the-shelf) software. Off-the-shelf software often includes unessential features that you do not probably require to run your business, because of the fact that it is made for general public. It’s a compromise. On the other hand, specific features that the organisation needs might not be included in the available packaged software. Because of that disability, the company may have to change the way they do business which can end up with increasing costs and inefficiencies. And if other businesses use the same software, it can be challenging to gain competitive advantage. So, Off-the-shelf software does not do exactly what a company wants in many scenarios, in that case there is a need for tailored software that is designed and developed specifically for a particular company and its needs. A tailored software is custom written for the specifications of a client which can be much more efficient for specific tasks. Doyle (2001)
Upgrading the company’s IT systems is a decent step towards improving the firm and will prove to be effective in the overall working of the company. But, for the transition, these short comings should be kept in mind.
Special thanks to Asfandyar Khan for helping me out on this. This report has been made by carrying out secondary research methods which includes books, e-books and online articles.
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Cambridge dictionary (2014) describes managers as “a person who is responsible for managing an organization”. Management is the key element in any organization or business. The success and collapse of an organization is greatly dependant on the management therefore it has to work very efficiently and strategically in order to accomplish the aims and motives that it has set and to establish a well reputed organization in the business community.