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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals, covering mobile security, mobile device management, and BYOD policy.
  • What can employers really see on a BYOD smartphone or tablet?

    Posted July 19, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    The move to a BYOD workplace means an employee's work life and personal life coexist on a single device. As employees are asked to sign strict user policies, are they also signing away their right to privacy? Here's a look at what a company can and cannot see on personal devices.
  • BYOD creates trust gap between workers and employers

    Posted July 19, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Infographic: If you're a CIO (or other IT leader) and you have a BYOD policy in place, you also have some trust issues to overcome: Your users aren't confident their personal data is remaining private.
  • Most BYOD businesses exposing data to cyber criminals

    Posted July 17, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    New research has shown that the vast majority of businesses are exposing sensitive corporate data to cyber criminals by failing to implement effective BYOD strategies.
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    Citrix edges VMware, Microsoft in VDI face-off

    Posted July 17, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    BYOD adds complexity to hosted VDI implementations.
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    Smart card readers for iPhone and iPad security

    Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Flexible PKard Reader and elegant Tactivo bring smart card authentication to your favorite mobile device.
  • Can BYOD breathe new life into the virtual desktop?

    Posted July 10, 2013 - 9:31 pm

    Seattle Children's Hospital isn't your typical BYOD story. Its mobile device strategy isn't bound by onerous user policies and monitoring software. Rather, the hospital's CIO reports an interesting twist: BYOD is resuscitating ill-fated virtual desktop infrastructure technology.
  • Will BYOD give rise to the enterprise genius bar?

    Posted July 2, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    As the evasion of consumer tech changes IT, it makes sense that support for consumer devices would start to reflect the retail experience. Think Apples Genius Bar. Mike Burgio of Inergex, an IT services firm, talks about why IT leaders need to think about hitting the bar.
  • BYOD blues: What to do when employees leave

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:48 am

    It's a fact that some data always walks with the employees. Here are some policies and proceedures that can help your IT department manage the risks.
  • Why password-only authentication is passe

    Posted June 25, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Mobility, cloud, BYOD lead to surge in two-factor authentication schemes.
  • Gartner offers more data on PC decline and tablet surge

    Posted June 24, 2013 - 9:01 pm

    Gartner today projected that the overall decline in shipments of desktop and laptop PC's will be 10.6% in 2013, while tablet shipments will grow by 67.9%.
  • Solving BYOD's privacy problem

    Posted June 24, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    The BYOD policy at a California law firm earned the CIO the nickname of Big Brother. However, the sarcasm stopped when he sprang into action and saved the day when an attorney's smartphone was swiped. The case represents the love-hate relationship workers and IT management have with BYOD.
  • 5 BYOD pitfalls and how you can avoid them

    Posted June 20, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Vague policies, rogue apps, zombie phones can doom even the best 'Bring Your Own Device' intentions. But the good news is it's not too late to make game-changing adjustments.
  • BYOD decision points: Who pays?

    Posted June 17, 2013 - 11:41 am

    As enterprises implement BYOD initiatives, IT managers have some key decisions to make: who purchases the devices, who pays for data plans and carrier contracts, and how does the company manage a mix of corporate and personal access to data on the devices.
  • The next corporate revolution will be power to the peons

    Posted June 4, 2013 - 12:40 pm

    BYOD is only the beginning of a shift away from traditional corporate bureaucracy, as companies begin to realize they have a deep creative asset -- their employee base -- just waiting to be tapped.
  • The BYOD mobile security threat is real

    Posted June 3, 2013 - 10:50 am

    Cloud storage, text messaging, poor accountability and the "Bad Leaver" open the doors to data breaches in a BYOD environment, says a cyber-crime expert in this interview.
  • 10 popular iPhone apps -- blacklisted!

    Posted May 24, 2013 - 9:26 am

    BYOD programs may come with the restriction of apps that consume too much data, risk malware or distract workers. Here are 10 iPhone apps that you're likely to find on a blacklist.
  • The Senate may be interested in how Tim Cook likes his coffee

    Posted May 24, 2013 - 6:00 am

    The Apple CEO insists that his company doesn’t dodge taxes, but instructions to his personal assistant may suggest otherwise
  • Survey says: It's boom time for BYOD!

    Posted May 22, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    A Cisco survey of mobile users reveals strong desire for BYOD programs and clear productivity gains. But hold off on those BYOD mandates because the love for corporate devices hasn't burned out yet.
  • How to prepare for Windows 8 even though it's not coming to enterprises

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.
  • Dual-persona smartphones not a BYOD panacea

    Posted May 18, 2013 - 7:51 am

    Mobile vendors are pushing technologies that split a smartphone into two separate platforms for business and personal data. Problem solved, right? Not so fast. It's still easy for employees to circumvent the two worlds.
  • If you can't find a seat at Starbucks, blame IT

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 5:42 pm

    Unless you're a Yahoo employee, theres a very good chance you are working from home or at a coffee shop at least part of the week, according to Forrester Research.
  • VMware and Verizon tackle BYOD with dual persona phones

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 3:48 pm

    VMware has partnered with Verizon to offer dual persona smartphones for Verizon enterprise customers. It's currently available on two Android-based phones, but more Android devices and iOS support are expected soon.
  • Which workers are the best fit for BYOD?

    Posted May 16, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    From the always-on salesperson to the clock-punching hourly worker, companies will need to weigh the pros and cons of including each worker type in a BYOD program.
  • BYOD policy: Employee right to social media privacy is paramount

    Posted May 13, 2013 - 1:09 pm

    BYOD guidelines are just being defined, but one warning must rise above the din: never, ever, try to gain unauthorized access to an employee's private social networking site.
  • Pretty much everybody still confused by mobile management

    Posted May 10, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Despite the abundance of expert opinion, commentary and debate surrounding BYOD and mobile device use in the enterprise, there are still few clear answers to some of the biggest problems out there, according to a panel of experts.

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