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BlackBerry KEYone launches with physical keyboard

Under a licensing deal with BlackBerry, TCL Communication of China announced another physical keyboard smartphone model called the BlackBerry KEYone.

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Forget the network perimeter, say security vendors

Security vendors start embracing Google's BeyondCorp network security model that treats all apps and devices as being on the Internet instead of assigning higher trust to local networks.

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On that 'death to VDI' thing

I’m no fan of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), but a friend of mine says it has useful qualities.

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Employees feel pressure to use personal smartphones at work

Businesses are encouraging employees to use personal devices for work purposes, but according to a recent survey, without a proper BYOD strategy and reimbursement plan in place, it might be decreasing productivity.

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Do smartphone trade-ins threaten corporate security?

One more mobile security thing to worry about: corporate data on smartphones sold when workers trade in their phones.

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IBM, LEGO offer Macs as recruiting tool

In a tight labor market, employers aim to differentiate themselves on multiple fronts, including tech.

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How to implement an effective BYOD policy

Companies have accepted that BYOD is a reality. The challenge now is striking a balance between security and flexibility.

Gartner’s top 10 security predictions

Gartner has taken a look at five key areas of security concern that businesses face this year and issued predictions on and recommendations about protecting networks and data from threats that will likely arise in each.

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A mobile-first strategy improves employee productivity, study finds

Organizations rated ‘pioneers’ with respect to mobile enablement saw a 16% boost in productivity, as well as increases in creativity, satisfaction and loyalty.

One-fifth of IT pros say their companies had mobile data breach

IT pros have long been concerned about the potential for security breaches with BOYD; a new survey indicates they're right to be worried.

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BYOD isn’t going away, so set a real strategy

Users are going to use their devices for work, no matter what you do. That’s why you need a policy that manages the considerable risks. (Insider; registration required)

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Educational IT crying out for better analytics, BYOD management

A panel discussion at Aruba’s Atmosphere conference this week talked up the need for better analytics and options for managing floods of personal devices on educational networks.

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BYOD continues to add challenges for IT leaders

A recent study shows that more workers are turning to personal mobile devices to get work done, but businesses need to consider not only the security threats, but also the effect on company culture.

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Samsung, HP take contrasting approaches to business uses for Android, Windows 10 Mobile

Smartphones with Android and Windows 10 Mobile vastly differ when it comes to business features, as highlighted by new smartphones introduced at MWC.

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VMware gives enterprises a BYOD boost with three new tools

Enterprise mobility is often a tug-of-war between freedom-seeking employees and security-minded IT departments, but VMware aims to make those differences go away.

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Containerization moves beyond the full erase

The latest containerization technologies enable IT to create separate, protected areas for work apps and data on employees' personal devices. The challenge is to maintain security.

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Detachable tablet market set for growth in 2016

Tablet shipments are down, but more people are turning to hybrid devices like the Surface Pro 4. IDC predicts that sales of these detachable devices will grow 75 percent in 2016.

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Struggling with shadow IT? Maybe re-evaluate the IT department

Many IT folks like to blame users for not following the rules, but that's a fundamental misunderstanding of IT's role.

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