Crafting a successful BYOD and mobile IT strategy

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A smart BYOD strategy lays the groundwork for a complete consumerization approach

It's the biggest shift in IT in years: the consumerization-of-IT trend that gained major traction with the advent of the iPhone and other modern mobile devices, causing most businesses to let employees bring -- or at least choose -- their own smartphones and tablets, all in fewer than two years.

But the consumerization and BYOD trends are only getting stronger, as success on the mobile front puts pressure on IT to allow other employee-driven technologies, such as PCs, cloud services, desktop apps, and social media. InfoWorld's 29-page "Mobile and BYOD" Deep Dive PDF special report explains why the underlying consumerization of IT trend is not about technology but something deeper. Our experts also discuss how to rethink your IT strategy around policy-based deployment, security, and management of iPhones, Androids, iPads, Windows Phones, and BlackBerrys -- and why that's both necessary and inevitable.

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