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Mobile device management has become alphabet soup

The BYOD movement, once looked on as the holy grail of employee satisfaction and IT mobile device security, is increasingly being supplanted by a number of options – such as COBO, CYOD, COPE – that draw a thicker line between personal...

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Is a lack of enterprise apps killing BYOD?

Bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace often pit employee satisfaction and privacy against corporate security. And as the number of employees and companies participating in BYOD programs continues to fall, can enterprise apps...

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5 ways to shore up security in your BYOD strategy

Despite years in the making, many security leaders are still wary about BYOD policy. Here are five ways to combine security and privacy with the ever-increasing demand for user-owned devices in the enterprise.


BYOD – the tech revolution that wasn’t

Once upon a time, BYOD and the consumerization of IT was held up as a paragon of productivity and cost savings for enterprises that embraced the concept. Now? Not so much… What happened?

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Technology, the law, and you: BYOD

Companies are getting a lot more cautious about BYOD – and legal implications might be part of the reason why.

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The BYOD debate is not over

It's been looking like BYOD was more myth than reality, in the words of one observer. But given the imminent demise of phone subsidies and other factors, BYOD may well undergo a rebirth.

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The bring-your-own-device fad is fading

U.S. companies are moving away from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend that kicked off in earnest five years ago and had workers using their personal smartphones and tablets for work duties, according to a new study.

BYOD users worry employers can’t keep private data safe

Workplace smartphone and tablet users worry a lot about their personal information remaining private from their employers – and only a slim majority trusts their employer to keep that data safe, according to a Harris Poll survey...

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How to use threat intel to boost mobile security

Integrating threat intelligence feeds with mobile device management platforms can shore up BYOD security.

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Pretty much all of the Apple Watches are coming to work

Almost all current or perspective users of smartwatches and other wearable technologies want to use them for work, according to a Harris Poll survey commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

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BYOD leading to increasingly risky behavior among employees

With more employees at more organizations using their own mobile devices in the workplace, security is fast approaching Threat Level Midnight. A new Aruba Networks study shows just how risky this behavior really is.

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6 ways 'shadow IT' can actually help IT

Users love shadow IT, but IT departments hate the very idea. It doesn't have to be that way.

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How design and experience drive enterprise technology adoption

Yves Behar spoke recently about how critical design is to technology adoption, a reality that applies to enterprise products as well.


Preparing the network to meet BYOD challenges

Bring your own device: Bring it on.

Microsoft cloud services provide construction firm with cost-savings, increased productivity

Chicago-based firm Walsh Group Construction is finding that buying into Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite has helped streamline its BYOD program and that relying on the cloud service required a leap of faith for security.


For BYOD, money changes everything

You can't blame employees for wanting to be paid for using their personal phones and tablets for work. And it’s understandable that companies don't want to subsidize personal use. Who foots the bill for BYOD phones has turned into a...

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BYOD was a tech roller coaster ride in 2014

From the beginning, the Bring Your Own Device movement has been a nightmare for CIOs. And recently many workers – once excited by the concept – are wondering if it’s worth it. Here’s a look back at’s year-long coverage of this...

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10 predictions for IT in 2015

If I am right, this will be a tough year for tech and everyone else.

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