Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals, covering mobile security, mobile device management, and BYOD policy.
  • 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.
  • BYOD's battle royale pits IT vs. employee

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    IT departments want to control the devices employees bring into the workplace. Employees say, 'my device, my rules.' It's an epic battle that promises to rage on, but who's winning right now? Check out this infographic for a BYOD scorecard.
  • 5 ways that BYOD is shaking up tech support

    Posted November 5, 2013 - 4:56 pm

    Amid the clamor of "bring your own device" (BYOD), a question lurks in the background: "What happens to technical service and support?" Concerns for the tech support function encompass the extremes, from agents being overwhelmed with calls, to their becoming inhabitants of a help desk ghost town.
  • Spotlight on BYOD

    Posted October 31, 2013 - 4:34 pm

    "We're finally reaching the point where IT officially recognizes what has always been going on: People use their business device for nonwork purposes." -- David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
  • Survey: younger employees break the rules and put your company at risk

    Posted October 29, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    Many Generation Y workers are willing to circumvent BYOD and security policies if they don't agree with them.
  • Does Mavericks burst open the door to BYOD for OS X?

    Posted October 24, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    By offering a free Mac OS X upgrade that's (quietly) enterprise-friendly, Apple may have found a way to appeal to both the consumer and business sides of Mac users' persona. And once they have a chance to test it, it may even make CIOs happy.
  • Zombies are scary for Halloween, scarier for mobile IT

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    If you're talking about movies or Halloween costumes, zombies are scary fun. However, when the term for the undead refers to company-owned or BYOD mobile phones, CIOs are looking at the potential for frightening amounts of buried expenses.
  • IT grapples with personal cloud storage use

    Posted October 7, 2013 - 1:41 pm

    The BYOD trend is driving increased use of personal cloud-based storage services such as Box, Copy, Dropbox, Evernote, Mozy and SugarSync. But are enterprises ready for the results? Insider (registration required)
  • BYOD blues: What to do when employees leave

    Posted September 26, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    It's a fact that some data always walks with the employees. But you can manage the risks without cutting into the BYOD benefits.
  • Unlocking mobile devices could give BYOD a boost

    Posted September 25, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    The momentum behind BYOD policies could build further if consumers were given greater flexibility to use their devices as they choose.
  • 'It's a BYOD world' – with a catch -- at New York Law School

    Posted September 23, 2013 - 4:07 pm

    The "Bring Your Own Device" trend can cause a lot of disruption, but not at New York Law School, the downtown Manhattan college where students, faculty and visitors have always been allowed to use any mobile device they want on the wireless network. But that doesn't mean anything goes.
  • Mobile printing: A guide for the BYOD world

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 2:23 pm

    You may print less from your smartphone or tablet, but when you need to, there's help from printer vendors and third parties.
  • iPad pilot programs' dirty little secrets

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    iPads in the enterprise is a great concept and many companies are eager to roll out pilot programs. However, the reality is that these programs can drag out for years, thousands of iPads sit in warehouses waiting for programs to be approved. So how can pilot programs take off?
  • Can BYOD lift the IT support burden?

    Posted September 16, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    IT will benefit from BYOD if it has clear policies that limit its involvement in support. (Insider; registration required)
  • IT pros and BYOD users see support much differently

    Posted September 10, 2013 - 4:22 pm

    When it comes to providing mobile support to BYOD employees, IT and end users have drastically different perspectives. Why the disconnect?
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