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  • COMPUTE: Tablets, phones and e-readers for the holidays

    Posted November 23, 2012 - 8:45 am

    By any stretch of the imagination, there's probably at least one item on the following list of tablets, smartphones, computers or e-readers that you'll want to buy for friends, family or yourself.
  • Spotlight on the consumerization of IT

    Posted October 31, 2012 - 10:25 pm

    What is IT consumerization? How does it affect you? And how is it changing the way IT departments work? We cover all this and more.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • The real force behind BYOD

    Posted January 3, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    You can blame the iPhone, Salesforce.com, 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.
  • 5 business tech resolutions for 2012

    Posted December 28, 2011 - 7:20 am

    With the holidays behind us -- or at least winding down -- depending on what you celebrate, time is ticking away on the last few days of 2011. As you bag up the shredded wrapping paper, and start taking down your decorations, take a moment to ponder the year ahead as well.
  • Video

    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.

    [ Free download: Crafting a successful BYOD and mobile IT strategy ]

  • 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).
  • 3 tips for avoiding tablet management headaches

    Posted December 16, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    Tablets are a tricky proposition for many IT departments since they have many of the content creation capabilities of laptops but lack mature security software.
  • 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.
  • Best IT opportunities are in start-ups, says Autonomy CEO

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch believes that young IT people should join a start-up if they want to lead change in the industry.
  • 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
  • Apple iPhone passes BlackBerry in business use, survey finds

    Posted November 18, 2011 - 8:29 am

    Apple's iPhone has unseated the Research in Motion BlackBerry as the top smartphone used by mobile employees, according to an iPass survey of more than 2,300 workers.
  • Aruba to buy Avenda for BYOD security

    Posted November 17, 2011 - 6:44 pm

    Wi-Fi infrastructure vendor Aruba Networks will buy Avenda Systems to expand its network security offerings and help enable BYOD (bring-your-own-device) strategies in enterprises.
  • Holiday shopping with personal devices at work could pose security risk

    Posted November 8, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    Workers plan to do more online holiday shopping this year while on the job, with many using their own smartphones and tablets. That's got IT managers worried, a survey shows. Insider (registration required)
  • 5 hot tech projects to boost your IT career

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 7:06 am

    Take the reins of any of these five forward-looking initiatives and become an IT hero in the eyes of upper management
  • End user contracts needed to regain control of BYO devices

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    IT departments should look to BYO device contracts with company employees as the means for balancing the needs and desires of end users with the requirements of the organisation to manage risk and control cost.
  • Is your data center ready for the consumerization of IT?

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 2:25 pm

    The consumerization of IT in the enterprise. It’s the hot topic that could burn you, if you don’t prepare.
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