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  • What is going wrong with BYOD?

    The Bring Your Own Device movement was supposed to make employees more productive while saving companies money. But a funny thing is happening on the way to mobile nirvana: Companies aren't doing it, according to a new study by CompTIA.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige14 June 14 03:37
  • IT shops losing control over technology

    A survey of more than 1,000 C-level executives shows that IT organizations are losing control over new technology adoption at their companies but are still held accountable for integrating the technologies securely into their company's infrastructure.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan30 April 14 07:45
  • Airline hopes gamification can make its Oracle ERP users soar

    Canadian airline WestJet believes gamification, the notion of applying elements of game design to a workplace setting, can help its employees use more effectively its Oracle J.D. Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 April 14 04:19
  • BYOD is fraught with legal peril, audience told

    Businesses worry most about security when it comes to bring-your-own-device programs, but the legal ramifications of letting employees use personal smartphones and tablets at work can be just as threatening, attendees of Enterprise Connect were told.

    Written by Tim Greene18 March 14 18:17
  • Secret video and audio recordings a legal minefield for employers

    Thanks to smartphones and wearable technology such as Google Glass recording illegal or inappropriate conversations and behaviour in the office couldn't be easier. If your company has a BYOD policy this could spell disaster.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige07 Feb. 14 11:30
  • Attack of the BYOD-Killing MDM Software

    BYOD has been an enterprise hit because it allows employees the convenience of combining their work and personal lives on a single mobile device while offering companies a sense of security thanks to mobile device management software. However, a breed of monstrous new MDM software threatens to send users away screaming.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige04 Feb. 14 19:31
  • BYOD IT Skills in High Demand

    The rise of BYOD is making an impact on a variety of IT positions, from help desk to mobile app development to security and compliance. In fact, according to one research firm, its one of the only bright spots on the IT jobs landscape.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige24 Jan. 14 21:52
  • BYOD Became the 'New Normal' in 2013

    CIOs have had eventful year when it comes to BYOD. Concerns over hidden costs, employee privacy and corporate data security gave way to convenience. However, mobile device management vendors stepped in to help IT sell the concept of compliance and lawyers and the National Labor Relations Board jumped to the aid of employees smacked with draconian BYOD policies.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige19 Dec. 13 19:55
  • Don't say no to BYOD and personal clouds, but understand the legal risks when you say yes

    While you have undoubtedly heard all the gloom and doom stories regarding individuals using personally owned devices or personally controlled cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Idrive, Evernote and similar services, don't forget the law of unintended consequences.

    Written by Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director, and Jonathan Fairtlough, Managing Director, Kroll05 Dec. 13 16:12
  • 6 tips to help you manage shadow IT

    IT, mobile and security experts offer advice on how to minimise the risks associated with third-party apps and services as well as with employees using their mobile devices in the workplace.

    Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff13 Nov. 13 14:26