Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals, covering mobile security, mobile device management, and BYOD policy.
  • Nurses turning to un-authorized smartphones to meet data demands

    Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:00 pm

    A new study finds that more than two-thirds of nurses are using their personal smartphones for clinical communications. Yet 95% of nurses in the sample say hospital IT departments don't support that use for fear of security risks.
  • 7 tech trends that will impact your business in 2013

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:45 am

    What's in store for 2013? IT professionals need to be prepared for a mix of old (biometrics), new (3-D printing), borrowed (apps for watching TV) and blue (unemployed skeuomorphic designers).
  • One reliable prediction for 2013: BYOD still a bear for IT

    Posted December 14, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    Next year could well be the year that many IT leaders finally start to get their mobile computing management house in order. But it will be severa more before the get a handle on it, one analyst said.
  • BYOD planning and costs: Everything you need to know

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Bring Your Own Device programs promise to remove the cost of smartphones from a company's balance sheet. But most companies transitioning from company-issued smartphones to BYOD aren't even breaking even. Here's a breakdown on BYOD's hidden costs and some tips from those in the trenches on how to make BYOD work for your business.
  • Are BYOD employees decommissioning mobile devices properly?

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Sales of mobile devices are expected to surge this holiday season. Whether your firm has embraced bring-your-own-device (BYOD) or elected to look the other way that means many of your employees can be expected to upgrade their tablets and smartphones. But what about their old devices? Will they be decommissioned properly?
  • Get ahead of the BYOD wave

    Posted December 11, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Why fight employees' constant barrage of bringing in their own devices. We are far past that point, it is time to accept it and find a way to make it BYOD work within the confines of your network.
  • Microsoft's license price increase 'lose-lose' for enterprises, say analysts

    Posted December 6, 2012 - 2:32 pm

    Microsoft's recent price increases for its client-access licenses (CALs) is a 'lose-lose' deal for enterprise customers but likely a major revenue boost for Microsoft, analysts said today.
  • Dell Software CIO says BYOD is not about devices

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 6:00 pm

    For Dell Software CIO Carol Fawcett, "BYOD" is not about being an expert on every mobile device in the world; it's about giving workers secure access to the apps and data they need on whatever device they are using.
  • 10 hard truths IT must learn to accept

    Posted December 5, 2012 - 9:00 am

    Unsanctioned devices, compromised networks, downtime -- today's IT is all about embracing imperfections
  • For midsize businesses, there is a new way to spell risk: BYOD

    Posted December 4, 2012 - 9:51 pm

    Online and offline, in IT departments and across organizations, the bring your own device (BYOD) debate is raging.
  • iPhones Chipping Away at BlackBerry Enterprise Stronghold

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    iPhones will beat out BlackBerries in the enterprise this year, IDC says, thanks in part to the "Bring Your Own Device" trend. But judging from your corporate-issued BlackBerry sitting idle in your desk drawer, has it happened already?
  • The approaching BYOD wave

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 11:47 am

    This holiday shopping season is being powered in part by demand for electronics, including boatloads of new tablets and smartphones, most of which will wash into enterprises in early January in a veritable bring-your-own-device (BYOD) tsunami.
  • Nearly half of IT shops ignore BYOD

    Posted November 29, 2012 - 7:15 am

    A multinational survey more than 3,000 workers revealed that they believe their IT shops turn a blind eye toward the use of mobile devices for business purposes, either because they're unaware of it or because they're actively ignoring it.
  • 7 most important tech trends of 2012

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 8:44 am

    Technology trends can come and go with little more than a (Google) Wave, but seven trends of 2012 are here to stay. Some came out of nowhere, while others emerged after years of development.
  • Dual-identity smartphones could bridge BYOD private, corporate divide

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 11:56 am

    Late next year, consumers will be able to buy smartphones that either come with native hypervisor software or use an app allowing them to run two interfaces on the phone: one for personal use, one for work.
  • Three common strategies to support BYOD

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 5:35 pm

    The easiest way to secure the network and protect company data is to simply not allow mobile devices to access company resources at all. Of course, that's a highly impractical policy, and one that ignores the many benefits mobile devices bring to the table. You can block non-managed devices from connecting to the network, and you can lock down USB ports on company PCs, but it's virtually impossible to ban employee-owned devices altogether.
  • IT and employees see BYOD security (much) differently

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 12:27 am

    IT organizations continue to struggle with the details when it comes to enabling BYOD for applications beyond email, and a new study finds that while employees are eager to access corporate resources from their mobile devices, they have little tolerance for controls IT wants to impose.
  • Best BYOD management: Work zones for smartphones

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    New containerization technologies can help BYOD initiatives succeed by creating separate spaces on smartphones for work and personal use.
  • 2013 prediction: BYOD on the decline?

    Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:37 am

    BYOD cost savings and greater worker productivity are myths, says one researcher. BYOD will get a reality check in 2013.
  • Top tools for BYOD management

    Posted November 13, 2012 - 9:00 am

    SOTI MobiControl and SAP Afaria lead the way in five-vendor test of MDM tools
  • Review

    Review: Best tools to set up secure Wi-Fi for BYOD

    Posted November 12, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    QuickConnect and XpressConnect offer cloud-based methods to automate BYOD client configuration and connection
  • Can BYOD bury the hatchet between IT and business?

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    BYOD can wreak havoc on the tenuous relationship between IT and the business. But networking giant Cisco, which has a sophisticated BYOD plan for employees, is hoping more reasonable BYOD policies that permit personal cloud services will help bridge the gap.
  • BYOD: Where the costs are

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    Few technology trends have inspired as many misgivings -- and as much misinformation - as BYOD, or "bring your own device." Is the idea of allowing employees to purchase and use their own laptops and mobile devices a security nightmare? A productivity boon? A drain on the service desk? And perhaps the biggest question of all, a cost-savings nirvana?
  • 5 technologies for Democrats and Republicans to fight over

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 12:52 pm

    The election may (almost) be over, but that’s no reason for Democrats and Republicans to stop fighting!
  • Review

    Top tools for BYOD management

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 11:07 am

    When we tested mobile device management (MDM) last year, the products were largely focused on asset management - provisioning, protecting and containing mobile devices.
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