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Gartner: Half of enterprises will require BYOD by 2017

Corporate-owned devices are losing their luster. That’s the message from Gartner, whose latest forecast indicates that the bring your own device (BYOD) movement is more than just a passing fad. BYOD, which is making iPad sightings in the workplace a common occurrence, will soon become business as usual for a growing number of organizations. About […]

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Beyond BYOD: A 3 step strategy to mobile-first, enterprise mobility in focus

Mobile is changing the way business gets done today and has proven a game changer in today’s fast-paced, information-driven business climate. But it takes a “mobile-first” strategy to harness its power! This whitepaper excerpt explores why a mobile infrastructure deserves top priority and gives CIOs three winning steps to successfully put mobile first and reap […]

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New Firefox OS will enhance SaaS security

As the business world moves towards client computing, Mozilla has promised to address issues like security with a free, cloud-sourced operating system that should make it easier to deploy SaaS apps. Mozilla is best known for Firefox, the browser. Now it’s extending its reach into the mobile phone and tablet space with a freeware operating […]

Mobility rises as PC market darkens (PC sales slump deepens in Q1 2013)

IMAGE – In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, a woman walks past laptop computers running Microsoft Windows 8 operating system during its launching ceremony in Hong Kong. Photo: Kin Cheung Research firm IDC says PC global shipments of PCs fell 14 percent in the first three months this year. The appeal of tablets and smartphones […]

Enterprise mobility needs could ramp up UCaaS market

Smartphones and tablets are slated to replace traditional computers and desk phones as the primary devices used for unified communications for the first time in 2013, according to a recent report from Campbell, Calif.-based Infonetics Research Inc. It’s not exactly breaking news that enterprises need greater flexibility built into their Unified Communications strategies, particularly when […]

BYOD advantages: Save money, mobilize workers, embrace the cloud

While there are risks, some potentially far-reaching BYOD advantages, such as cost savings and improved mobility, will help BYOD become the norm in corporate end-user device provisioning in the near future. With the rise of the smartphone — driven by the phenomenal success of Android handsets and Apple’s iPhone — end users have been able […]

Mastering the BYOD trend

IT admins have questions about the influx of personal smartphones and tablets in the enterprise. They worry about it. And they often need help figuring out what to do about bring your own device (BYOD) management, security and application delivery. It takes a combination of technology, policy and organization-wide strategy to maximize the benefits of […]

Top 3 Unified Communications trends in 2012

Every new development in communications adds another moving part to the ever-evolving Unified Communications (UC) technology landscape. In 2012, the most momentous technology trends impacting UC were collaboration, bring your own device (BYOD) environments, mobility and cloud UC services with an emphasis on hybrid cloud offerings. These budding trends will continue to impact UC offerings […]

An IT manager’s guide to BYOD benefits and risks

Employees bring their personal devices to work, but most companies don’t have formal bring your own device (BYOD) programs in place. There are risks to BYOD that could hold your company back from an implementation, but there are BYOD benefits to consider as well. Of course, you shouldn’t open the floodgates and let users bring […]

BYOD policy: The costs and potential ROI

BYOD:  It might be the most over used acronym of 2012. Unfortunately it’s not just overused, its just as often misused. BYOD is not the same thing as consumerization of IT but rather a response to the trend – i.e., corporate policy to allow employee-owned devices on the network. The trend of consumerization of IT […]

Mobile device security best practices for BYOD

Network managers are sweating the small stuff — personal mobile devices like Kindles, iPads and Android products — and with good reason. IT consumerization is introducing new security risks to the enterprise network, prompting managers to re-evaluate their organizations’ existing mobile device security best practices. 71% of enterprises believe that the use of personal mobile […]

BYOD (bring your own device) definition

BYOD (bring your own device) is the increasing trend toward employee-owned devices within a business. Smartphones are the most common example but employees also take their own tablets, laptops and USB drives into the workplace. BYOD is part of the larger trend of IT consumerization, in which consumer software and hardware are being brought into […]

Can BYOD best practices help mobile UC mature in the enterprise?

Enterprises can boost user adoption of mobile unified communications (UC) tools by following bring-your-own-device (BYOD) best practices, but melding corporate UC applications with employee-owned devices isn’t easy. Mobile-happy employees have definitively proven that they can communicate and collaborate with consumer applications, but enterprise-grade mobile UC tools for a BYOD workforce are still developing. Many devices […]

More businesses let workers choose or bring their own devices

Throughout the information age, the corporate IT department has stood at the chokepoint of office technology with a firm hand on what equipment and software employees use in the workplace. They are now in retreat. Employees are bringing in the technology they use at home and demanding the IT department accommodate them. The IT department […]

Bringing BYOD to your enterprise

A bring your own device (BYOD) strategy for enterprises can be a winner for both users and administrators. But switching to BYOD requires more than throwing open the barn doors and letting employees buy whatever device they want. IT still needs to manage and secure the data on mobile devices, whether they are owned by […]