Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals, covering mobile security, mobile device management, and BYOD policy.
  • BYOD: Good for whom exactly?

    Posted February 22, 2012 - 4:24 pm

    What we usually hear is that the 'bring your own device' concept brings problems for IT but is cool for users. But is it really that good an idea for them?
  • Mobile's coming costs put CFOs on the spot

    Posted February 22, 2012 - 7:02 am

    The iPad/iPhone-driven BYOD trend means demand for mobile bandwidth is expanding exponentially. That's interesting as a reflection of the boom in mobile devices across consumer and enterprise markets, but means problems for carriers. And CFOs need to think today about how the movement to bring-your-own-device may impact their bottom line tomorrow.
  • How Cisco copes with the BYOD movement

    Posted February 10, 2012 - 12:48 pm

    Cisco Systems Inc. is one of the biggest IT companies in the world, with a disciplined organization.
  • BYOD in hospitals? The debate rages on

    Posted January 26, 2012 - 3:06 pm

    The bring-your-own device strategy has been embraced by businesses because staffers are walking into offices toting tablets and sophisticated handsets. But is it the right strategy for a hospital, with its expectation for controlling sensitive patient data?
  • iPad, iPhone app promises to secure confidential documents

    Posted January 23, 2012 - 4:02 pm

    The BYOD popularity of iPads and iPhones can put at risk confidential documents stored or accessed from those consumer devices. The WatchDox iOS app is designed to let enterprise users in financial services, manufacturing and other industries securely view documents on Apple's mobile devices.
  • The lure of mobile is immediacy

    Posted January 23, 2012 - 3:36 pm

    Around the world, the rapidly expanding use of smartphones and tablets is turning into a transformational trend -- for enterprises and consumers alike.
  • Help desks critical to BYOD efforts

    Posted January 19, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    It seems like it was only yesterday when help desk staff could focus on PCs, Windows, the network, and perhaps a few BlackBerrys for executives and the sales team. Not anymore.
  • Can employee-owned devices save companies money?

    Posted January 19, 2012 - 3:33 pm

    The "bring your own device" (BYOD) phenomenon is sweeping through the enterprise, and businesses such as Chicago-based design firm Holly Hunt have embraced it with gusto, offering stipends to employees to use their own mobile devices for work.
  • A CFO's take on this BYOD thing

    Posted January 17, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    In a nutshell: The ever-increasing popularity of mobile devices has changed the way many enterprise users deploy technology, with an ever-increasing body of employees now bringing their own devices into work with them. The enterprise, meanwhile, focuses on ensuring its data is available securely to these devices. So, how prevalent is this trend really?
  • Would business iPad users stick with it? Survey says yes

    Posted January 17, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    When it comes to tablets, Apple defined the category with its iPad. Visit an electronics store and you'll find plenty of similar looking competitors, yet with as many as 60 million iPads sold, you might not know any competition existed. With tablets becoming increasingly common at work, can anyone compete with Apple's iPad as a business tablet?
  • Clamor for cloud apps increases corporate data breach risk

    Posted January 17, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Vendor analysis of network and application traffic shows poorly managed remote access tools and traffic flowing outside port 80 are rampant.
  • BYOD movement is forcing IT to adapt

    Posted January 16, 2012 - 7:12 am

    But user empowerment still allows IT to assess apps and manage mobile devices
  • Android arrives: Consumerization of IT gets muddy

    Posted January 10, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Many tech pros secretly abhor the consumerization of IT, says an Apple expert. Now, it will get tougher as holiday Android devices are surging toward the corporate network. But IT's reaction to Android might surprise you.
  • Consumerization creates IT management blind spots, increases business risk: survey

    Posted January 6, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    As end users bring their own devices to work, download apps and sign up for cloud services, it's getting harder for IT to maintain application visibility and control performance. Trends such as consumerization, mobility and cloud computing are also increasing business risk, CIOs say.
  • The real force behind BYOD

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    You can blame the iPhone,, and Facebook, but the truth is that business itself has driven the shift to employee-directed tech
  • BYOD: You ain't seen nothing yet

    Posted December 30, 2011 - 7:49 am

    Some IT trends move fast -- way fast. BYOD, the "bring your own device" phenomenon that raised its head in late 2009, is one of them. Like Internet and email, it caught on with users faster than IT and corporate risk management expected. In 2010, businesses were asking the question "Who should own your smartphones?" Today, that question is moot -- more than half of companies let employees use their own smartphones at work, along with tablets. It's amazing how quickly BYOD became mainstream -- it took about 18 months.
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    IT trends to watch in 2012

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 5:39 pm

    IT trends for 2012 include: The consumerization of IT, bigger, badder security threats, the rise of big data and the cloud, and the IT economy.

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  • Sophos updates mobile device management platform

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 1:53 pm

    Latest version of Sophos Mobile Control includes reporting dashboard for compliance enforcement
  • Pros and cons of BYOD (bring your own device)

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 10:27 am

    The concept of “bring your own device” – BYOD – is a growing trend for business IT. There are a variety of benefits to allowing users to supply their own PC and mobile devices, but there are also some concerns. Make sure you understand both in order to embrace BYOD with confidence.
  • Security minefield: 'Bring your own device' will bedevil IT security in 2012

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 7:27 am

    The rapid adoption of the newest mobile devices -- especially the Apple iPhone and iPad and the Google Android-based equivalents -- will be a huge disruptive force in enterprise security next year. Not only will there be pressure to decide how to protect and manage these devices, which are growing as malware targets, the complexity of this task is magnified many times over because companies are allowing employees to use their own personal smartphones and tablets for business purposes -- what's sometime called "bring your own device" (BYOD).
  • Microsoft's quietly huge moves into Apple's ecosystem

    Posted December 16, 2011 - 9:00 am

    Add up Microsoft's SkyDrive app for iOS, and the rumored Office suite for iPad, and they signal a marked shift in their mobile direction.
  • Patch those holiday gifts

    Posted December 15, 2011 - 10:25 pm

    During the holiday season you may be giving some lucky people things like smartphones, tablets and other electronic gadgets. Do your loved ones a favor and update and prepare those gadgets in advance.
  • Mobile mania spurs demand for unified communications

    Posted November 30, 2011 - 11:09 am

    Unified communications isn't easy or cheap, but for companies that want to differentiate their customer service, it's becoming a must-have. Insider (registration required)
  • Crafting a successful BYOD and mobile IT strategy

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 11:25 am

    The consumerization of IT trend's leading wave is the use of personal mobile technology, so a smart BYOD strategy lays the groundwork for a complete consumerization approach
  • Exclusive research shows CIOs embrace consumerization of IT

    Posted November 18, 2011 - 5:50 pm

    With BlackBerry and Apple still leading the pack, and tablets and Android rising in the ranks, CIOs surveyed by CIO magazine are widely supporting employee-owned devices
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