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  • BYOD brings corporate contradictions

    During a roundtable discussion on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, a tech leader candidly offered this bit of real-world insight: "My wife is a nurse. There is no BYOD policy at the hospital. But all of the nurses communicate with each other via SMS, because that's the most efficient way to do their job."

    Written by Tom Kaneshige02 Dec. 14 02:58
  • BYOD twists and turns keep CIOs off-balance

    In New York City, venerable companies give luxurious corporate cars to power brokers dressed in Armani suits driving down Wall Street. But across the country in San Francisco, you're more likely to see blue jeans-clad execs driving shared Zipcars to their wacky digs in SoMa, or south of Market.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige19 Aug. 14 07:57
  • Why One CIO Is Saying 'No' to BYOD

    A growing backlash threatens to thwart the BYOD trend. The CIO of a large electrical contractor explains why his company will "never have a BYOD environment.'

    Written by Tom Kaneshige25 June 14 04:05
  • How CIOs Can Tailor BYOD Initiatives for the Public Sector

    For all the buzz around mobility and BYOD, the entry of new devices into the network poses challenges for federal CIOs, who must tailor policies to address security and usage challenges.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin13 June 14 01:03
  • CIOs Face BYOD Hard Reality: Employees Don't Care

    Firing a worker for not reporting a lost or stolen tablet or smartphone may seem extreme, but at some companies things have come to that. How can CIOs get workers to take BYOD policies seriously?

    Written by Tom Kaneshige25 April 14 23:07
  • Microsoft scrambles to simplify its licensing

    Microsoft is pledging dramatic improvements to its notoriously complex enterprise licensing, but experts are skeptical about the potential impact of the plan.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 March 14 13:30
  • 12 hot US security start-ups to watch

    Going into 2014, a whirlwind of security start-ups are looking to have an impact on the enterprise world. Most of these new ventures are focused on securing data in the cloud and on mobile devices. Santa Clara, California-based Illumio, for example, founded earlier this year, is only hinting about what it will be doing in cloud security. But already it's the darling of Silicon Valley investors, pulling in over $42 million from backer Andreesen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8 and others.

    Written by Ellen Messmer13 Nov. 13 13:23