Consumerization of IT

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  • 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?
  • Spotlight on mobile device management

    Posted August 23, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    IDC predicts that MDM will be a billion-dollar business by 2015, but despite its bright future, MDM deployment is still in the early stages. According to IDG Enterprise’s 2013 Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise survey, only 28% of the 1,621 IT leaders polled said they have invested in an MDM solution.
  • Meet Windows Server's BYOD features

    Posted August 5, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Workplace join, work folders and other new Windows Server 2012 R2 features help beleaguered IT staffers manage the jungle of end user devices.
  • What can employers really see on a BYOD smartphone or tablet?

    Posted July 19, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    The move to a BYOD workplace means an employee's work life and personal life coexist on a single device. As employees are asked to sign strict user policies, are they also signing away their right to privacy? Here's a look at what a company can and cannot see on personal devices.
  • Solving BYOD's privacy problem

    Posted June 24, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    The BYOD policy at a California law firm earned the CIO the nickname of Big Brother. However, the sarcasm stopped when he sprang into action and saved the day when an attorney's smartphone was swiped. The case represents the love-hate relationship workers and IT management have with BYOD.
  • 5 key benefits gamification brings to your business

    Posted June 20, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    The term 'gamification' may be new, but the concept has been around for some time--just think credit card rewards programs. Here are five key reasons why your business should be gamifying.
  • The dark side of today's hottest tech trends

    Posted May 28, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    New technologies and new IT strategies are here to solve all your problems -- except the ones they create.
  • IT's new concern: The personal cloud

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 6:14 am

    As personal and professional clouds converge, IT's mission to improve productivity while protecting corporate apps and data is getting tougher.
  • Spotlight on mobility

    Posted April 1, 2013 - 9:38 am

    By all accounts, the move to mobile is happening faster than anyone expected -- and faster than many companies are prepared for. Here's a snapshot of the momentum in the mobile market.
  • Highly regulated companies tiptoe into social media

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Some healthcare providers, financial services firms and other companies in highly regulated industries are taking full advantage of social media, even though they're awash in rules. Here's how they do it.
  • Survey: State of the enterprise, 2013

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Investments in new technology areas such as collaboration and mobility are important to companies' long-term competitiveness -- and the pressure is on IT to deliver.
  • How gamification reshapes corporate training

    Posted February 5, 2013 - 2:56 pm

    If you have a hard time getting employees to attend corporate training, maybe you need to add a little fun.
  • How BYOD saved VMware $2 million

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 11:34 am

    As more companies adopt a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach to mobile, many are getting caught by hidden costs. But virtualization titan VMware has bucked that trend. VMware CIO Mark Egan explains how his company accomplished its feat.
  • How a big financial services firm faced BYOD iPads

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    With BYOD iPad security under control, financial services firm Blackstone looks toward tough challenges ahead, including the possibility of company-owned iPads and opening up its BYOD program to Android and Windows 8 devices.
  • City living: there's an app for that

    Posted January 19, 2013 - 8:35 am

    Inspired by the release of ever larger and more detailed sets of municipal data, citizen-developers are writing apps to ease every aspect of city living, from preschools to parking meters.
  • How consumerization of IT led Kaplan to Google Apps

    Posted January 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    At Kaplan, a genuine enthusiasm for technology comes from the top: Its CIO embraces the consumerization of IT and wants employees to be as excited about technology as he is. That culture led Kaplan to migrate from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps and, mostly recently, to Google+.
  • Five ways the cool stuff at CES will ruin your life

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    There are a lot of reasons to be skeptical of a future in which smart devices of every shape and size do our thinking for us. Here are five good reasons the Internet of Things might just make our lives worse.
  • Disaster recovery: Don't forget mobile

    Posted January 14, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    As the mobile workforce continues to grow, IT execs must remember the importance of including mobile technology in their disaster recovery plans.
  • Future tech 2013: the PCs, tablets and cutting-edge hardware of tomorrow

    Posted January 12, 2013 - 8:25 am

    The forward march of technology moves at a dizzying pace. Yesterday's gadgets look like quaint antiques. Today's gadgets are already tainted by the mark of familiarity. And tomorrow's gadgets appear to be magical, enchanting, engineering wonders.
  • Top 20 questions of 2012: What ITworld readers wanted to know

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 8:21 am

    Mobile device questions were top-of-mind in 2012 as readers looked to switch devices or to get more from their smartphones and tablets. But 2012 wasn't all iPhone and Android. Windows 8 also grabbed its share of attention, and Raspberry Pi, SOPA, and 802.11ac also got their due.
  • The big list of Chromebook work-arounds and caveats

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:54 pm

    Let's try to list the most common needs of a modern computer, such as they arise when trying out a Chromebook.
  • Supply chain security moves to front burner in 2013

    Posted December 10, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    The onslaught of sophisticated cyber espionage against the U.S. and its allies has roused both lawmakers and private sector firms to tackle supply chain security.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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