Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals, covering mobile security, mobile device management, and BYOD policy.
  • 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.
  • London Gatwick Airport takes out 200 servers, moves to cloud, BYOD

    Posted May 8, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Airport's IT transformation to cloud, BYOD support is saving money, boosting security.
  • How app wrapping works

    Posted May 7, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    BYOD brings out the classic problem between control of corporate information and individual freedom. It kicks it up to a whole new level because the devices belong to the users, but at least some of the apps and information belong to the company and as such need protection and policy enforcement.
  • BYOD and ITSM: What you need to know

    Posted May 6, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    Highly functional personal devices are increasingly being adopted as technology tools in enterprise IT environments. This represents yet another challenge for CIOs and senior IT managers trying to use standards and frameworks-based IT service management (ITSM) processes for better governance and business benefits.
  • Federal CIOs grapple with BYOD, mobile workforce

    Posted May 1, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Security and cultural issues are among many challenges government CIOs face in implementing mobile device management and BYOD strategies.
  • How to craft the best BYOD policy

    Posted May 1, 2013 - 1:31 pm

    What is a good BYOD policy? Step one is to clarify the rights of both company and employee and state upfront what's business and what's personal. But there's a lot more to it.
  • Windows 7, iOS, BYOD redefine enterprise OS landscape

    Posted April 25, 2013 - 3:19 pm

    Led by Windows 7, Microsoft's operating systems still control the enterprise, but the software giant's days of dominance are waning. As a recent Forrester report highlights, mobile devices and BYOD have made the state of enterprise operating systems far more complex.
  • Why the midmarket is overlooking benefits of BYOD

    Posted April 25, 2013 - 11:51 am

    Make no mistake: Companies, especially midmarket ones, face a sea change in how they operate when they take up the "Bring Your Own Device" banner. It's not simply letting employees use their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops for work.
  • Where's the BYOD payoff?

    Posted April 25, 2013 - 11:14 am

    Companies may be bleeding corporate dollars in the name of BYOD productivity gains that don't really exist, says Nucleus Research.
  • As BYOD explodes, IT managers learn to cope

    Posted April 23, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Five tech departments share strategies for coping with BYOD.
  • BYOD lawsuits loom as work gets personal

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    Your company better make sure it has an explicit terms-of-use BYOD agreement. Here are ways companies can protect themselves.
  • Running the ROI numbers on BYOD

    Posted April 17, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    With hard data in short supply, the value of consumer devices is in the eye of the beholder.
  • The Weekly Hash - April 12, 2013

    Posted April 12, 2013 - 10:56 am

    Reviewing the week’s top tech stories, today featuring Austin getting hipper, NASA getting Armageddony and T-Mobile getting more desperate
  • BYOD gets messy with AT&T class action lawsuit

    Posted April 11, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    With a BYOD twist, AT&T agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for overcharging corporate customers for almost seven years. But like most things involving BYOD, this gets complicated.
  • Forrester Research calls mobile-device management 'heavy-handed approach'

    Posted March 28, 2013 - 4:51 pm

    Forrester Research predicts that with the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend expected to increasingly include laptops in addition to smartphones and tablets, the approach to managing those devices is in for some big changes.

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