BYOD is here to stay

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - April 16th, 2016

Your employees are undoubtedly bringing their own devices to work, whether or not you have a BYOD policy in place. Rhonda Chicone, Faculty Member, Kaplan School of Business and Information Technology, explains why you should start settling on a BYOD policy now.

Barracuda and Aerohive partner for BYOD security

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 26th, 2015

Cloud-connected security and storage vendor, Barracuda, and networking company, Aerohive Networks, have collaborated in an attempt to bring their customers granular visibility into creating better-defined security policies for wireless access. Through technology integration […]

CIO Soundbites: What’s your BYOD policy?

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 18th, 2015

In a new addition to a revamped CNME, we talk to the region’s IT decision makers for their short takes on the issues that comprise their everyday ‘to do’ lists. We’re kicking off with the issue of mobility, posing the question: ‘What is your policy on BYOD?’

HP releases BYOD offering for SMEs

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - November 11th, 2014

Hewlett-Packard has released its Touchpoint Manager service, that aims to make BYOD easier for small businesses through a new cloud-based service to manage and protect mobile devices and PCs.

Dell unveils BYOD product plans

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - April 2nd, 2014

Dell has unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports BYOD use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee’s personal apps.

BYOD Summit 2013 will be region’s first conference dedicated to BYOD

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - November 11th, 2013

CNME is this week set to host its BYOD Summit 2013, the Middle East’s first technology to conference dedicated entirely to the bring-your-own-device trend.

Alcatel-Lucent takes BYOD by the horns

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - October 22nd, 2013

Alcatel-Lucent this week took BYOD by the horns with the launch of its Unified Access approach to wired and wireless networks.

What Does iOS 7 Bring to the BYOD Party?

Tom Kaneshige by Tom Kaneshige - August 27th, 2013

Apple doesn’t promote enterprise features in its products, instead choosing to be seen as the consumer’s champion-but this doesn’t mean it doesn’t have any.

Users want functionality without complexity with BYOD: Cortado

Patrick Budmar by Patrick Budmar - August 26th, 2013

Mobile workers want to access their files while on the move but don’t want the complexity, according to Cortado APAC sales manager, Brendan Samuels.

CIOs Need to Push BYOD Policies to Lure Millennials

Tom Kaneshige by Tom Kaneshige - August 6th, 2013

CIOs who think they can abandon BYOD risk upsetting an important and growing constituency of their workforce: millennials, also known as Generation Y.

BYOD runs wild at most global companies

John P. Mello by John P. Mello - July 21st, 2013

More and more workers around the world are bringing their personal mobile devices to the office daily, and companies appear to be having trouble keeping up with the trend.

Most BYOD businesses exposing data to cyber criminals

Samuel Shead by Samuel Shead - July 18th, 2013

New research has shown that the vast majority of businesses are exposing sensitive corporate data to cyber-criminals by failing to implement effective BYOD strategies.

BYOD breeds distrust between workers and IT

John P. Mello by John P. Mello - July 11th, 2013

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is supposed to boost worker productivity but a study released on Monday said it can also breed distrust between employees and IT departments.

BYOD: Who’s in control?

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - July 8th, 2013

As more employees demand to use their personal devices for work, IT managers are struggling to both accommodate them and safeguard confidential company data.

5 BYOD pitfalls and how you can avoid them

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - June 20th, 2013

By Tom Kaneshige CIO (US) Are you blacklisting rogue or time-wasting apps? Are you tracking voice, data and roaming usage? Have you stamped out jail-broken phones? If you’re not doing these and other […]

Zscaler fixes BYOD risk with new mobile traffic cloud filtering

John E. Dunn by John E. Dunn - June 11th, 2013

Zscaler has added mobile security to its arsenal of cloud-based security services, which the firm is pitching as a flexible way to fix the risk of employee-owned devices bypassing conventional filtering layers. The […]

BYOD: Keep your eyes on the enterprise

Contributor by Contributor - May 27th, 2013

To protect your network and your data, you need complete and proactive enterprise visibility, says Paul Wright, Manager of Professional Services and Investigation Team, Middle East, India and Africa, AccessData. The prevailing movement, labelled […]

The security guide to BYOD

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 9th, 2013

There’s no use in trying to resist it – BYOD is here to stay. To help in the transition, CNME rounds up tips from the security industry on how to cope with the […]

Juniper addresses SDN, BYOD needs

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 7th, 2013

Juniper Networks has launched a new range of more widely programmable switches and management tools that aim to address provider and enterprise needs for software-defined networking (SDN) and bring your own device (BYOD) […]

BYOD on the rise at Intel

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 26th, 2013

Intel says its rapidly expanding bring-your-own-device programme has been a resounding success that delivered about 5 million hours of productivity gains last year. In the company’s annual IT report released earlier this month, […]

GEMS Education adopts BYOD with Aruba

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - March 4th, 2013

Dubai-based GEMS Education on Monday announced a collaboration with Aruba Networks, which will install a wireless network solution across all GEMS schools for a BYOD initiative. GEMS claimed that this move will make […]

BYOD saves VMware $2m

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 3rd, 2013

It seems counterintuitive, but last year, Aberdeen Group found that the costs for a company with 1,000 mobile devices go up by $170,000, on average, when they adopt BYOD. Why? Hidden costs. Premiums go […]

Report illustrates benefits of BYOD

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - January 23rd, 2013

According to a Dell Quest Software report released this week, businesses that are slow to support BYOD (bring your own device) or are constrained by a device-centric approach may risk being left behind. […]

Blue Coat outlines top 5 BYOD traffic disruptors

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - January 10th, 2013

Blue Coat has identified its Top 5 bring your own device (BYOD) traffic disruptors – activities and content sites that take up valuable WAN and internet bandwidth and disrupt the performance of mission-critical […]

Citrix acquires Zenprise to boost BYOD portfolio

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - December 6th, 2012

Extending its line of enterprise management software for mobile devices, Citrix is acquiring device management software provider Zenprise. Citrix will fold the Zenprise software into its own Citrix CloudGateway and Me@Work packages. The […]

Dual-identity smartphones to bridge BYOD private, corporate divide

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 27th, 2012

Late next year, consumers will be able to buy smartphones that either come with native hypervisor software or use an app allowing them to run two interfaces on the phone: one for personal […]

IT and employees see BYOD security much differently

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 22nd, 2012

In its November 2012 Blue Coat Mobility Study, the company surveyed 350 respondents and found that most organisations allow employees access to company email (83 percent) and instant messaging (56 percent) on personal […]

BYOD puts the employee in control, says Blue Coat

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - November 13th, 2012

With the advent of mobility and the influx of BYOD in enterprise, employers are struggling to keep control of their networks, according to John Yun, Director, Product Marketing, Blue Coat. Yun, who is […]

IT support for BYOD decreases: Unisys

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - November 5th, 2012

New research from IT services provider, Unisys, has found that IT support for BYOD has decreased significantly as compared to 2011. The proportion rated as having high levels of support for employee-owned smartphones […]

80% of BYOD unmanaged: Ovum

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - October 23rd, 2012

While the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon has entered the mainstream with 70 percent of smartphone-owning professionals using their personal devices to access corporate data, almost 80 percent of today’s BYOD activity remains inadequately managed […]

Gartner: BYOD heralds biggest economic shift in computing since PCs

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - September 9th, 2012

  Bring your own device (BYOD) programmes have provided the most radical shift in the economics of client computing for business since PCs invaded the workplace, according to research conducted by Gartner. BYOD […]

The big guns tackle BYOD with desktop virtualisation

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - September 3rd, 2012

What is interesting about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) efforts is that they are more effectively driving thin client solutions than the thin client movement itself did a decade or so ago. This is because […]

BYOD: What can we learn from China?

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 27th, 2012

Most of us won’t buy the latest iPhone until our two-year wireless contract is up. The smartphone costs too much without the wireless carrier subsidising it. But that’s not true in major Chinese […]

BYOD will demand evolved security, officials say

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 26th, 2012

With the emergence of an increasingly mobile workforce, the traditional methods of securing a desktop environment will have to evolve to account for a vast new crop of wireless devices, a senior official […]

BYOD makes employees work 20 hours extra unpaid

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 23rd, 2012

Many employees are working up to 20 additional hours per week unpaid as a result of bring your own device (BYOD) policies adopted by their firms, according to Wi-Fi access firm iPass. The […]

BYOD means soaring IT support costs for mobile devices

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 12th, 2012

Annual IT costs for managing smartphones will soar by 48% next year compared to 2011, a new survey by Osterman Research shows. The increase is mainly due to the need for better security […]

BYOD security concerns: does IT protest too much?

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - July 1st, 2012

The bring-your-own-device phenomenon, or BYOD, has really stirred up the hornet’s nest in the enterprise, particularly among CIOs.

BYOD gains currency in EMEA, finds Aruba study

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - May 22nd, 2012

Aruba Networks has announced the results of a survey of the development and implementation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon in private and public sector organisations across Europe, Middle-East and Africa […]

CIO BYOD challenge: Don’t fall down the rabbit hole

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 22nd, 2012

When Alice fell down the rabbit hole, she emerged into a Wonderland of oddities: trapped in a shrinking body with talking animals, mad tea parties, and a Queen of Hearts who shouts, “Off […]

BYOD is driving IT ‘crazy,’ says Gartner

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - May 22nd, 2012

IT managers grappling with bring-your-own-device policies can expect to see an explosion in the number of smartphones and tablets used by employees in the next few years. As a result, IT shops won’t […]

IT is accepting, embracing BYOD: Cisco study

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - May 21st, 2012

IT is accepting, and in some cases embracing, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) as a reality in the enterprise, according to findings in a Cisco study released yesterday. Cisco said the findings of its IBSG Horizons Study […]

HP tackles BYOD with new solutions

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - May 8th, 2012

HP today set out to tackle the BYOD (bring your own device) problem, with the announcement of a new set of solutions that simplify mobile device access, automate secure site-to-site connectivity and improve […]

BT responds to BYOD, data concerns with BT Assure updates

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - May 3rd, 2012

BT today announced new features to its BT Assure security portfolio aimed at protecting enterprises from threats arising from the consumerisation of IT and the big data explosion. BT said the new innovations […]

Enterasys to demo mobile management software for BYOD

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 26th, 2012

Enterasys plans to display at Interop next month an appliance for mobile device management (MDM), spurred by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon at the workplace. Citing industrywide research, Enterasys says 75% of all devices supported by IT […]

BYOD battle: A tale of two opposing IT viewpoints

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 22nd, 2012

EdSouth is a bank holding company active in the student-loan arena, and Arrow Container Corp. manufactures cartons and containers. Their ideas about letting employees use their own mobile devices at work for business […]

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