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  • Workers going rogue with BYOD (and BYOA)

    Posted August 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    More than half of employees admit to going rogue to do their jobs.
  • Court ruling could bring down BYOD

    Posted August 18, 2014 - 10:45 am

    The California Court of Appeal ruled that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use from personal mobile devices.
  • JAMF may have just kicked off a price war in mobile management

    Posted August 13, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    The new release of of Casper Suite offers an improved self-service model, easier BYOD device inventory and management, a more seamless user experience across managed Macs and iOS devices, and support for Android devices -- interesting because JAMF has long specialized in managing Apple products.
  • Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.
  • CIOs in Europe say BYOD is stalling

    Posted July 25, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Think CIOs in the U.S. are struggling with how to handle BYOD? IDC's John Delaney says it's much worse in Europe.
  • There's still a security disconnect on BYOD

    Posted July 11, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Corporate employees are taking a surprisingly lax approach towards security issues raised by the business use of personally owned mobile devices.
  • Smartwatches at work: Boon or bane for IT?

    Posted June 30, 2014 - 1:34 pm

    After years of coping with BYOD headaches, IT shops may soon have to support smart watches.
  • BYOD stipends may soon go away (if IT gets its way)

    Posted June 23, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    For employees, nothing gets more personal than money. So when companies began doling out payments to offset Bring Your Own Device wireless service bills, employees cheered.
  • Florida college applies corporate-style security to 'BYOD' campus network

    Posted June 22, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    Can a college campus filled with exuberant students and free-thinking professors armed to the hilt with smartphones and tablets find a way to establish business-like network security and appropriate-use expectations without crimping everyone's style?
  • What is going wrong with BYOD?

    Posted June 13, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    The Bring Your Own Device movement was supposed to make employees more productive while saving companies money. But a funny thing is happening on the way to mobile nirvana: Companies aren't doing it, according to a new study by CompTIA.
  • BYOD may be SOP, but it's still a headache for IT

    Posted May 14, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    Just because BYOD has become standard operating procedure in most workplaces doesn't mean the practice has stopped causing challenges for IT.
  • Should CIOs use a carrot or a stick to rein in BYOD workers?

    Posted May 6, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Many workers who bring their mobile devices to the office don't care about security, which is forcing IT leaders to take action. Some CIOs offer stipends to help cover mobile expenses in return for BYOD compliance. Others are choosing to throw the kill switch on lost or stolen smartphones.
  • Dell unveils BYOD-focused mobility product plans

    Posted April 1, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Dell today unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports employee "bring your own device" use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee's personal apps.
  • Consumerization of IT in the enterprise starting to pay off

    Posted March 26, 2014 - 10:45 am

    Businesses are beginning to reap ROI and productivity benefits from consumer technologies such as smartphones and tablets, according to a survey of 1,155 IT decision-makers conducted by IDG Enterprise.
  • BYOD brings fear, uncertainty and doubt to the enterprise

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    You lost your smartphone, which you also used for work. Think that's bad news? It gets worse. You wait a few days to tell IT. These days that can get you fired. So now you're thinking, 'I really wish I read that BYOD policy.' Five years after BYOD first caught fire, IT is still trying to figure out how to handle it.
  • Secret video and audio recordings a legal minefield for employers

    Posted February 6, 2014 - 2:59 pm

    Thanks to smartphones and wearable technology such as Google Glass recording illegal or inappropriate conversations and behavior in the office couldn't be easier. If your company has a BYOD policy this could spell disaster.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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