Several trends - BYOD, mobile apps, cloud services, social networks - are transforming the workplace, but the only way to harness or manage them is to realize these trends aren't really about the technologies being used. They're about the people using those technologies.
Starz has found its way to a working mobile policy through trial and error. Here's what they learned along the way.
There's a lot more to BYOD than saving money. Instead of 20 pages devoted to BYOD and a strategy that drives people away from using their own devices, you must enable them to use those devices to meet their work needs.
HTML5 isn't the write-once run-anywhere panacea that proponents often claim, but if used properly, it can still save tons of time and effort compared with developing and updating native apps for every platform.
The consumerization battle is over, and the user has won. The next big task for IT, says AIIM CEO John Mancini, is connecting older back-end systems -- which aren't going away -- to the new devices and services that employees are going to use no matter what you tell them.
Brandon Porco, the chief technologist for defense contractor Northrop Grumman, says that IT will have to try lots of different things and move quickly to keep abreast of evolving employee needs. "Google has it very well-patterned: Launch and iterate."