Though the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has started receiving the green light from enterprise IT, it has been reactionary versus a planned approach with clear insight into the potential and perils.
A recent CRN slideshow made clear that standalone Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions are not the one-stop shop for BYOD resolutions. There are several good tips in this article, but there are also some grave misnomers ranging from privacy intrusion to the most popular threats facing enterprise mobility. I would like to take a minute to separate these mobile fictions from the true mobile facts.
Unchaining technology from the desk allows BYODers to get more done on the go, but what happens when these smartphones and tablets go MIA? Learn how organizations are securing proprietary information in the event of a loss or theft.
Companies that fail to create adequate bring your own device (BYOD) policies put data security at risk and forego productivity gains. How will you adjust for a safe and fruitful 2013?
Mobile devices were once malware immune, but as their ability to behave more like a computer increases, so does the inevitability that blackhats will find new and creative ways to infect these devices and siphon information one app at a time.
According to Gartner, mobile phones will become the most commonly used devices for web access by next year, overtaking the PC. Read how enterprise IT is expected to respond in years that come.
IT must learn how to manage the new freedoms handed to their workers since the advent of the smartphone. Can they do so without stepping on any toes?
A recent survey by Global Information uncovered the extent to which BYOD will spread by the end of the year. The survey found that 65 percent of enterprises plan to incorporate some form of BYOD, while only 11 percent have no plans for implementation.
When new smartphones and tablets hit the market, we are curious to learn what new features they bring to the table. In general, what makes an iPhone different from an Android phone or tablet is what makes each great in its own way. Adjustments to size, speed, and user interface can work in different users' favor depending on their lifestyle habits or more recently, their profession.
Technology has made March Madness madder than ever, giving the term a whole new meaning around the office. Especially with games tipping off between the hours of 9 and 5. According to a recent survey of 500 IT professionals (conducted by Braun Research), the NCAA college basketball tournament has been identified by 42% as a corporate network inhibitor. 37% reported slower speeds and 34% say the hoops tourny shut down their network for an extended period of time. It's easy to imagine how this is happening with employees streaming games from their work computers. The chances of your employees engaging in the same type of activity is relatively high. Bracketology, after all, can leave pride, money, and other unspeakables on the table.