Enterprise Mobility Must Be Planned Ahead of Time

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Accommodating For The Mobile Movement Will Require Foresight The workplace is much different than it used to be, largely due to the consumerization of IT phenomenon and the Internet of Everything trend – both of which are encouraging employees to leverage mobile devices for more activities than ever before. While embracing bring your own device (BYOD) and other mobile trends can help support a remote workfoce and augment the way colleagues and customers communicate, launching the endeavors inefficiently can result in significant performance and security challenges. A new Workshare study of more than…

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BYOD 101: How it Changed Businesses

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BYOD or “bring your own device” entered the lexicon in the mid part of the first decade of the new century when it was mentioned in a paper by Ballegas et al at UBICOMP 2005. By 2009, the movement had gained some momentum as employees at Intel began bringing their own devices to work and use them to connect to the corporate network. By 2012, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission had adopted a BYOD policy. Despite this, many employees balked at the trend due to concerns about billing and…

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How Mobile Management Makes BYOD Safer

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If you had asked tech companies 20 years ago if security was a simple and easy affair, they would have laughed at you. Yet now, in the modern age of smartphones, tablets and ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD), the history of business tech security seems rather quaint. Smartphones may save workers an average of 88 minutes a day, according to USA Today, but they also pose a significant security risk for companies. MDM vs. MAM To address this concern, most corporations have instituted some sort of Mobile Device Management (MDM),…

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