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Solange Deschatres | 22 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Information for this post was provided by Maribel Lopez, Principal and Founder of Lopez Research, which provides market research, visionary keynotes, strategic consulting services and partnership development services.

classroom.jpgEmployers who’ve embraced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs do so anticipating a more nimble workforce; employees being reachable everywhere, collaboration across geographies, and less company-owned hardware to purchase. While employees enjoy the freedom to use their own device, organizations sometimes fail to properly cover all of the necessary staff training that accompanies a BYOD program. Similarly, emails to employees regarding the changes BYOD brings or a buried/confusing policy can be missed, leading employees to fail to...

CherylTang | 15 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

devices.jpgLike it or not, companies are continuing to face a wave of new internet-connected devices hitting their networks. Driven by employee’s desire for newer, sleeker, and faster devices, IT departments are often finding themselves hurrying to develop a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs and mobility policies that’s both secure and appealing to their end users. There’s little doubt that BYOD programs are growing in popularity, Gartner predicts that as many as half of employers will soon require employees use their own device for work purposes. However, the governing policies for these programs are sometimes implemented clumsily, or not at all. Getting these policies right the first time can be extremely important to not only the security of business data and intellectual...

Solange Deschatres | 23 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

BYOD vs CYOD.jpegThe last few years have been all about BYOD – or bring your own device – an IT revolution that freed employees from the shackles of dated or unsuitable hardware in favor of, well, whatever they wanted to use. The benefits are obvious: most employees have their own computers at home and know how to use them, so they can spend more time getting down to business and less time trying to work out why this application doesn’t have that feature.

But there are big drawbacks to BYOD as well, and most of them concern security. First there’s the fact that company data is leaving the premises every evening, and what happens to it off-site often has IT staff pulling their hair out. According to Osterman Research, 15% of employees...