Mobile Device Security Measures What measures are you taking to address the bring your own device (BYOD) trend? Narrowing support down to specific devices may be a tempting approach. Some CIOs are saying "no" all together. As easy as each of these sound, they may be eliminated as options for CIOs moving forward. This assertion comes from a recent report by IDG News Service, highlighting a panel discussion that took place at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The panel fervently discussed BYOD and affirmed the critical role that mobile device management (MDM) has had in assisting IT and the enterprise as a whole. "IT departments can either support [the BYOD trend] or be a receiver of the fallout," said Rob Stefanic, CIO of Sensata Technology According to Stefanic, Sensata didn't completely understand the consequences of employees connecting to the network with mobile devices when the company adopted a cloud-based platform in 2007. The current goal for IT is to reduce the impact of security breaches without limiting employee access to company data.It can be tough to find a balance between security and freedom, but the first step is knowledge. To discover the essential demands BYOD policies should meet, read The Ten Commandments of BYOD.
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by Christopher Clark, President — Fiberlink
Wondering where everyone's been? If you're coming off of a quiet weekend, chances are high that your friends, family, and co-workers have been busily acquainting themselves with their new iPads, released on March 16th. The newest addition to the famed tablet family has gathered plenty of interest from a range of demographics, and IT pros are no exception.
Proponents of enterprise bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs have taken a two-pronged approach to their argument. The first is simple: you have a personal device with all of your contacts, apps, and personal settings configured, so why complicate things by using a different device at work? The added benefits are of the many; you free up some space in your bag or pocket, you can respond to urgent matters no matter where you are or what time it is--finally, your work resources, materials, and documents are centralized in one place. And let's remember: using your own device makes it possible to do serious work a fun way. You'll find yourself transformed into a more productive worker. Let's face it, those who are buying in to it have an edge over those who aren't.
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