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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • BYOD helps to makes Botticelli accessible

    Posted August 22, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Using technology to make art and culture more accessible to the disabled was the topic of the recent Tech@LEAD conference
  • The hidden costs of BYOD: A visual guide

    Posted August 12, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    When it comes to mobile devices, there's a good chance your company is paying for something it shouldn't be, and this infographic will help you spot the unintended financial consequences of employee mobility.
  • How IT can scare off BYOD monsters in the closet

    Posted August 8, 2013 - 12:34 pm

    When it comes to security risks, BYOD is the gift that keeps on giving. But what about the devices that your employees used to use, gave up on and, months later, finally dug out of the closet to sell? That's another issue to wrestle with. Here are seven ways to beat the monsters.
  • Manage mobility with Windows To Go

    Posted August 8, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    Windows 8 Enterprise's secret weapon makes it easy to support BYOD environments and more.
  • CIOs need to push BYOD policies to lure millennials

    Posted August 6, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    In less than two years, millennials will make up the largest segment of the workforce. If you hope to attract GenY technology professionals, your IT strategy better include a bring-your-own-device plan that plays to the strengths of this tech-dependent generation.
  • The three extremes of corporate BYOD policies

    Posted August 5, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    Almost half of IT pros say their companies can't remote wipe mobile devices.
  • Are businesses rushing to BYOD too quickly?

    Posted July 30, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    A survey of IT executives and IT pros paints a disturbing picture of BYOD. That picture includes a lack of confidence in compliance with federally mandated regulations, a fear that sensitive data is at risk and uncertainty about the overall effectiveness of BYOD.
  • BYOD creates trust gap between workers and employers

    Posted July 19, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Infographic: If you're a CIO (or other IT leader) and you have a BYOD policy in place, you also have some trust issues to overcome: Your users aren't confident their personal data is remaining private.
  • Most BYOD businesses exposing data to cyber criminals

    Posted July 17, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    New research has shown that the vast majority of businesses are exposing sensitive corporate data to cyber criminals by failing to implement effective BYOD strategies.
  • Can BYOD breathe new life into the virtual desktop?

    Posted July 10, 2013 - 9:31 pm

    Seattle Children's Hospital isn't your typical BYOD story. Its mobile device strategy isn't bound by onerous user policies and monitoring software. Rather, the hospital's CIO reports an interesting twist: BYOD is resuscitating ill-fated virtual desktop infrastructure technology.
  • BYOD blues: What to do when employees leave

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:48 am

    It's a fact that some data always walks with the employees. Here are some policies and proceedures that can help your IT department manage the risks.
  • Why password-only authentication is passe

    Posted June 25, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Mobility, cloud, BYOD lead to surge in two-factor authentication schemes.
  • Gartner offers more data on PC decline and tablet surge

    Posted June 24, 2013 - 9:01 pm

    Gartner today projected that the overall decline in shipments of desktop and laptop PC's will be 10.6% in 2013, while tablet shipments will grow by 67.9%.
  • 5 BYOD pitfalls and how you can avoid them

    Posted June 20, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Vague policies, rogue apps, zombie phones can doom even the best 'Bring Your Own Device' intentions. But the good news is it's not too late to make game-changing adjustments.

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