Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals, covering mobile security, mobile device management, and BYOD policy.
  • Smartwatches at work: Boon or bane for IT?

    Posted June 30, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    After years of coping with BYOD headaches, IT shops may soon have to support smart watches.
  • Why one CIO is saying 'no' to BYOD

    Posted June 24, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    A growing backlash threatens to thwart the BYOD trend. The CIO of a large electrical contractor explains why his company will "never have a BYOD environment.'
  • BYOD stipends may soon go away (if IT gets its way)

    Posted June 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    For employees, nothing gets more personal than money. So when companies began doling out payments to offset Bring Your Own Device wireless service bills, employees cheered.
  • Florida college applies corporate-style security to 'BYOD' campus network

    Posted June 22, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Can a college campus filled with exuberant students and free-thinking professors armed to the hilt with smartphones and tablets find a way to establish business-like network security and appropriate-use expectations without crimping everyone's style?
  • How CIOs can tailor BYOD initiatives for the public sector

    Posted June 15, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    For all the buzz around mobility and BYOD, the entry of new devices into the network poses challenges for federal CIOs, who must tailor policies to address security and usage challenges.
  • What is going wrong with BYOD?

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    The Bring Your Own Device movement was supposed to make employees more productive while saving companies money. But a funny thing is happening on the way to mobile nirvana: Companies aren't doing it, according to a new study by CompTIA.
  • BYOD may be SOP, but it's still a headache for IT

    Posted May 14, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Just because BYOD has become standard operating procedure in most workplaces doesn't mean the practice has stopped causing challenges for IT.
  • Should CIOs use a carrot or a stick to rein in BYOD workers?

    Posted May 6, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Many workers who bring their mobile devices to the office don't care about security, which is forcing IT leaders to take action. Some CIOs offer stipends to help cover mobile expenses in return for BYOD compliance. Others are choosing to throw the kill switch on lost or stolen smartphones.
  • CIOs face BYOD hard reality: Employees don't care

    Posted April 25, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    Firing a worker for not reporting a lost or stolen tablet or smartphone may seem extreme, but at some companies things have come to that. How can CIOs get workers to take BYOD policies seriously?
  • Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

    Posted April 4, 2014 - 10:18 am

    With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.
  • Dell unveils BYOD-focused mobility product plans

    Posted April 1, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Dell today unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports employee "bring your own device" use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee's personal apps.
  • Consumerization of IT in the enterprise starting to pay off

    Posted March 26, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Businesses are beginning to reap ROI and productivity benefits from consumer technologies such as smartphones and tablets, according to a survey of 1,155 IT decision-makers conducted by IDG Enterprise.
  • BYOD brings fear, uncertainty and doubt to the enterprise

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    You lost your smartphone, which you also used for work. Think that's bad news? It gets worse. You wait a few days to tell IT. These days that can get you fired. So now you're thinking, 'I really wish I read that BYOD policy.' Five years after BYOD first caught fire, IT is still trying to figure out how to handle it.
  • Secret video and audio recordings a legal minefield for employers

    Posted February 6, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Thanks to smartphones and wearable technology such as Google Glass recording illegal or inappropriate conversations and behavior in the office couldn't be easier. If your company has a BYOD policy this could spell disaster.
  • With BYOD smartphones on the rise, IT headaches will become migraines

    Posted January 27, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    The bring-your-own-device trend will only get more nerve-wracking for IT managers in 2014 because of the 30% annual growth expected for smartphones purchased under a BYOD approach, and the further emergence of Windows Phone as a third platform behind Android and iOS.
  • BYOD IT skills in high demand

    Posted January 27, 2014 - 3:56 pm

    The rise of BYOD is making an impact on a variety of IT positions, from help desk to mobile app development to security and compliance. In fact, according to one research firm, its one of the only bright spots on the IT jobs landscape.
  • How to use your Android tablet at work

    Posted January 6, 2014 - 3:11 pm

    Tablets offer long battery life and portability, so why not ditch your laptop in favor of a tablet? Here, then, are some tips for using an Android tablet in the office -- and beyond.
  • Android invades the enterprise

    Posted January 2, 2014 - 10:11 pm

    How three companies are coping -- even thriving -- amid the Android explosion.
  • BYOD became the 'new normal' in 2013

    Posted December 19, 2013 - 4:40 pm

    Over the last 12 months, CIOs have had to swallow their pride and embrace BYOD.
  • IT buyers starting to look a lot like consumer shoppers

    Posted November 26, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    A survey of 1,000 business and IT decision makers shows a blurring line between the business-to-business and business-to-consumer (B2C) sales process. That is, technology buyers are starting to resemble mall shoppers.
  • How BYOD puts everyone at legal risk

    Posted November 21, 2013 - 2:20 pm

    If your BYOD policy goes too far you may be prosecuted for unfair labor practices.
  • Tablets, mobile malware heighten BYOD security concerns

    Posted November 20, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    With the increased popularity of powerful tablets and the rise in mobile malware, it's no surprise that Forrester research released today shows that IT managers feel uneasy about BYOD.
  • IT learns to COPE with mobile devices

    Posted November 19, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    A move to company-owned-personally-enabled devices promises to give employers greater control of mobile devices without trampling on privacy.
  • Caught between mobility's rock and hard place

    Posted November 18, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    The rock: Users want to use their smartphones for work. The hard place: Security is deficient.
  • 6 tips to help CIOs manage shadow IT

    Posted November 13, 2013 - 2:18 pm

    IT, mobile and security experts offer advice on how to minimize the risks associated with third-party apps and services as well as with employees using their mobile devices in the workplace.
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