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  • BYOD: Enterprise must brace for Apple Watch release

    Businesses should brace themselves to deal with a wave of wearables in the workplace, with people almost certain to use the Apple Watch for work tasks according to Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda.

    Written by Adam Bender10 March 15 10:50
  • Around the World With BYOD

    Unlike most technology trends, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon is tied closely to culture and norms. As a result, BYOD adoption varies widely country by country, as a recent Dell study on global workforce trends shows.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige03 Dec. 14 05:27
  • Managing BYOD expenses: How to get it right

    Bring your own device (BYOD) has become an accepted practice in business. Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of all employers will require workers to supply their own devices for work. Yet there are mixed reports about whether BYOD actually saves businesses money.

    Written by Nancy Gohring12 Nov. 14 22:38
  • Why your workers hate BYOD

    At a New York banking firm, a couple of executives lost their jobs because they didn't report lost phones within 24 hours, in violation of a draconian BYOD policy. At a California law firm, the CIO knew every time one of its lawyers slipped away to play golf, exposed by watchful BYOD management software.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige08 Nov. 14 08:23
  • Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

    Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

    Written by Brandon Butler19 Sept. 14 01:19
  • Is a Remote-Wipe Policy a Crude Approach to BYOD Security?

    It's a good bet the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy your employees mindlessly signed gives the right to remotely wipe their lost or stolen phone or tablet. It's an even better bet that they're not OK with it.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige17 Sept. 14 01:46
  • The mobile revolution will reshape hiring and onboarding

    One of the big enterprise mobility stories of late is the ruling by a California court that companies who require employees to use their personal smartphones for work must reimburse those employees "a reasonable percentage" of their monthly bills. As CITEworld's Nancy Gohring reported last week, similar legal challenges are happening in other states, including Washington, New Jersey, and Michigan.

    Written by Ryan Faas28 Aug. 14 03:02
  • Workers Going Rogue With BYOD (and BYOA)

    On one side of the fence, lots of companies, especially those in Europe, won't have anything to do with the Bring Your Own Device programs. On the other side, an equal number of companies have jumped on the BYOD bandwagon, including at least a few going all-in with mandatory BYOD.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige20 Aug. 14 08:56
  • CIOs in Europe Say BYOD Is Stalling

    CIOs in the U.S. struggling with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend might want to look across the pond to see what their European counterparts are doing -- or rather, not doing.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige24 July 14 06:59
  • Mobile workers: ‘I want my Blackberry back'

    At a well-known investment firm in New York City, something strange is happening: Mobile app performance issues and privacy concerns have sparked a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolt, and now many employees are asking for their corporate BlackBerry back.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige22 July 14 01:46
  • Want to Know What Millennials Want? Just Ask Them

    Just about every Silicon Valley tech company wants to fill its ranks with smart millennials -- the future of the workforce. Wooing them hasn't been easy. Competition for their services is fierce. Giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are throwing wads of cash at them.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige11 July 14 01:57
  • Chekkt launches, giving enterprise software buyers another Yelp-like marketplace

    The explosive growth of public cloud services has generated a parallel problem: How can companies, especially small businesses and freelancers without the benefit of a dedicated procurement department, filter the flood of choices available for every type of business software and find the one that's best for them?

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 July 14 00:33