BYOD - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21729 en HP makes printing easier, secure in BYOD environments http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/hp-makes-printing-easier-secure-in-byod-environments-238474?source=rss_byod <p>Using mobile devices for one-off printing tasks on office printers may not be a big deal, but Hewlett-Packard is trying to mitigate any security risk through direct wireless printing features it is bringing to enterprise printers.</p> Computer Hardware Hewlett-Packard (HP) Wi-Fi BYOD Printers Mobile Security Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:15:24 +0000 admin 238474 at http://www.infoworld.com It's time to get over the BYOD obsession http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/its-time-get-over-the-byod-obsession-232805?source=rss_byod <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/byod_path.jpg" alt="It's time to get over the BYOD obsession" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You know a trend is over when everyone is trying to milk it with the same old clich├ęs or trying to use it for all sorts of other purposes. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon joins that group.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology BYOD Mobile Device Management (MDM) Smartphones Tablets Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 232805 at http://www.infoworld.com The evil that IT does and the software silver bullet http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/the-evil-it-does-and-the-software-silver-bullet-232721?source=rss_byod <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/focus_on_apps_hp.jpg" alt="The evil that IT does and the software silver bullet" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>This may come as a surprise to some of you, given my knowledge of <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/its-official-we-all-speak-geek-now-225779">all things selfie and twerking</a>, but I'm no spring chicken.</p> Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT BYOD Cringely IT Jobs Cloud Computing Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:39:18 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 232721 at http://www.infoworld.com The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-real-reason-obama-cant-swap-his-blackberry-iphone-232525?source=rss_byod <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/smartphone_security.jpg" alt="The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Alexander Shirokov</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Android BYOD BlackBerry iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 232525 at http://www.infoworld.com A clear-eyed guide to Android's actual security risks http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/clear-eyed-guide-androids-actual-security-risks-232034?source=rss_byod <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/android_security.jpg" alt="A clear-eyed guide to Android's actual security risks" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto (lock)</p></em></div> Mobile Technology Security Android BYOD Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 232034 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM acquires Fiberlink as mobile-security strategy keystone http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ibm-acquires-fiberlink-mobile-security-strategy-keystone-230822?source=rss_byod <p>IBM announced on Wednesday an agreement to acquire Fiberlink Communications, saying the purchase is a key part of a broader mobile-security strategy to provide assurance in transactions conducted via devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security The Industry Standard BYOD M&A Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:43:37 +0000 admin 230822 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 ways BYOD is shaking up tech support http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/5-ways-byod-shaking-tech-support-230379?source=rss_byod <p>Amid the clamor of "bring your own device" (BYOD), a question lurks in the background: "What happens to technical service and support?" Concerns for the tech support function encompass the extremes, from agents being overwhelmed with calls, to their becoming inhabitants of a help desk ghost town.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology BYOD Tech Support Mobile Technology IDG Insider Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 230379 at http://www.infoworld.com BYOD? Sure! BYOPC? Not so fast... http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/byod-sure-byopc-not-so-fast-229729?source=rss_byod <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/desktops_floating_hp_0.jpg" alt="BYOD? Sure! BYOPC? Not so fast..." width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The notion of bring-your-own devices is common at most companies; according to research firm estimates, two-thirds to three-quarters of all companies now allow people to use their own mobile devices for work, meaning at least for email access.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Microsoft Windows BYOD IT Management Mac OS X Microsoft Windows Desktop PCs Laptop PCs Fri, 01 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 229729 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft ships Surface 2 tablets to lukewarm reviews http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/microsoft-ships-surface-2-tablets-lukewarm-reviews-229255?source=rss_byod <p>Microsoft officially launched its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets on Tuesday morning, stealing a few hours of the spotlight before Apple is expected to announce refreshed versions of the iPad later on Tuesday.</p> <p>Microsoft kicked off with midnight launch parties at several Microsoft Stores, where customers could win several "challenges" and win a chance to be flown to Florida for a special Pitbull concert. Photos from the Westchester, N.Y. launch and the Dadeland Mall in Miami indicate that at least a few people showed up.</p> Mobile Technology Microsoft BYOD Tablets Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:38:13 +0000 ccraig 229255 at http://www.infoworld.com Spec standoff: Nokia Lumia 1520 vs HTC One Max http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/spec-standoff-nokia-lumia-1520-vs-htc-one-max-229253?source=rss_byod <p>Two new smartphones are going after customers who want supersized screens: Nokia's new Lumia 1520, launched Tuesday, runs Windows Phone and HTC's One Max is an Android offering. But how do the two stack up side-by-side?</p><p>It's time for a face-off on the hardware specs:</p> Mobile Technology Nokia BYOD Smartphones Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:57:05 +0000 ccraig 229253 at http://www.infoworld.com Tablets shipments to mushroom by 53 percent in 2013 http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/tablets-shipments-mushroom-53-percent-in-2013-229171?source=rss_byod <p>Tablets shipments will blast ahead by 53 percent in 2013 as desktop and laptop shipments decline by 11 percent, research firm Gartner forecast on Monday.</p> <p>The emergence of ultramobile devices, which marries a PC with the form factor of a tablet, will help ease the declines in other PCs, but not by much. When ultramobiles are included, the overall PC market will still decline 8.4 percent in 2013, Gartner said.</p> Mobile Technology Android BYOD iPad Tablets Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:34:35 +0000 admin 229171 at http://www.infoworld.com 20 must-see products at Demo 2013 http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/124683/20-must-see-products-demo-2013-229061?source=rss_byod <!--paging_filter-->More than 40 startups and entrepreneurs seize the chance to introduce their products, which range from a high-tech helmet to payment systems for mobile and Google Glass<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 40 startups and entrepreneurs seize the chance to introduce their products, which range from a high-tech helmet to payment systems for mobile and Google Glass </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> networkworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/124683 </div> </div> </div> BYOD Application Development Sat, 19 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 229061 at http://www.infoworld.com Alcatel-Lucent challenges Cisco, Brocade unified access http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/alcatel-lucent-challenges-cisco-brocade-unified-access-228861?source=rss_byod <p><a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/100813-alcatel-lucent-to-cut-15000-jobs-274609.html" target="_blank">Alcatel-Lucent</a> is offering its enterprise switch users a free software upgrade to converge wired Ethernet networks with wireless from Aruba Networks.</p> <p>Aruba and Alcatel-Lucent have had a longtime partnership to jointly market and integrate each other's products. This software upgrade is an extension of that and is designed to bring all campus networking products under one view with consistent BYOD management.</p> Mobile Technology Networking Security Access Control BYOD Network Management Network Switch Mobile Device Management (MDM) Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:57:42 +0000 admin 228861 at http://www.infoworld.com HTC One Max packs fingerprint scanner, 5.9-inch screen http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/htc-one-max-packs-fingerprint-scanner-59-inch-screen-228728?source=rss_byod <p>HTC's newest phone, the 5.9-inch HTC One Max, includes a fingerprint scanner -- although unlike the one in Apple's latest iPhone, it's located on the back of the device.</p> <p>The HTC One Max will go on sale globally later this month and is the company's latest attempt to revive its smartphone business. The Android handset is essentially a larger version of HTC's critically acclaimed One flagship phone, with otherwise similar specs.</p> Mobile Technology Android BYOD Smartphones Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:10:44 +0000 admin 228728 at http://www.infoworld.com Smartphone vendors target BYOD enterprises http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/smartphone-vendors-target-byod-enterprises-228104?source=rss_byod <p>Smartphone vendors have rekindled their infatuation with enterprises as the consumer segment fizzles; this week's exhibit is the launch of LG Electronics' Gate, which separates users' professional and private lives through virtualization.</p> <p>After concentrating on consumers during the last couple of years, smartphone vendors are being driven by tougher competition and lower margins in the mass market to focus more on enterprises, according to analysts.</p> Consumerization of IT Android BYOD BlackBerry Windows Phone Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:40:16 +0000 admin 228104 at http://www.infoworld.com Ericsson thinks small for a big solution to workplace wireless http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/ericsson-thinks-small-big-solution-workplace-wireless-227569?source=rss_byod <p>Ericsson says it has a small solution to the big problem of weak mobile service in enterprises.</p> <p>On Wednesday, the world's largest cellular network vendor introduced a radio that can fit in the palm of your hand and hook up to a full-size base station via conventional LAN cables. The so-called Radio Dot System, due to ship late next year, will let carriers fill large and medium-sized buildings with strong voice and data signals while keeping their equipment and management costs low, Ericsson said.</p> Mobile Technology BYOD Wireless LAN Mobile Technology Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:04:40 +0000 admin 227569 at http://www.infoworld.com BlackBerry's future -- or what's left of it -- is in messenger services, not devices http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/blackberrys-future-or-whats-left-of-it-in-messenger-services-not-devices-227397?source=rss_byod <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/blackberry_logo.jpg" alt="BlackBerry's future -- or what's left of it -- is in messenger services, not devices" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The bad news about the company formerly known as Research in Motion is now known far and wide: BlackBerry is <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/blackberry-expects-1-billion-loss-will- Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology BYOD BlackBerry Mobile Apps Instant Messaging Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:13:55 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 227397 at http://www.infoworld.com How iOS 7's new APIs change the game for business http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/how-ios-7s-new-apis-change-the-game-business-220884?source=rss_byod <p>If there's any company making mobile safe for business but useful for people, it's Apple. And Apple is making iOS and OS X even safer while remaining truly useful for people in the new content and application management APIs debuting in iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks, detailed later in this post. The move will create a huge, positive shift in attitudes about business use of mobile tech, and I daresay PC tech as well, especially as third-party tools and software developers adopt the APIs.</p> Applications Application Development Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security BYOD Mac OS X iOS Mobile Apps Mobile Development Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security IDG Insider Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 220884 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-security-ios-vs-android-vs-blackberry-vs-windows-phone-212733?source=rss_byod <p>The BYOD phenomenon is old news, with support from most companies. For IT organizations, that means ensuring proper security and management over the mobile devices employees are likely to use. In the last year, Apple's iPhone and iPad have become the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/enterprises-dropping-blackberry-support-in-favor-of-the-iphone-212477">new corporate standards</a> due to high user satisfaction and superior security capabilities.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security Apple Google Samsung Android BYOD BlackBerry iOS iPad iPhone Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Tablets Windows Phone IDG Insider Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 212733 at http://www.infoworld.com Cisco shows how to manage 35,000 Macs http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/cisco-shows-how-manage-35000-macs-226305?source=rss_byod <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Developing_for_Apple_hp.jpg" alt="Cisco shows how to manage 35,000 Macs" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>About six years ago, Cisco Systems' IT department was looking for ways to block Macs from the corporate network because the company had standardized on certain Windows PCs and didn't want "alien" devices in the mix.</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Cisco Systems BYOD IT Management Mac OS X Desktop Macs MacBooks Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 226305 at http://www.infoworld.com