Hello, and thanks for dropping in. I'm pleased to meet you. My name is Jonny Evans. I'm a freelance tech journalist and I've been writing (mainly about Apple) in this field since 1999. These days I write my daily Apple Holic blog at Computerworld.com, where I try to deliver sometimes interesting, sometimes provocative insights into what Cupertino is doing. I try to deliver something worth reading.
I'm really interested in the impact of technology on the creative spark at the heart of the human experience. How it continues to transform what humans do, how we communicate, learn, work and play. BYOD is a continuation of this process, and as computers continue to transmute from things on the desk to clothes you wear I think we're far from seeing the end of the continuously evolving technology story.
I like to keep busy writing for people, but try to avoid becoming too deskbound. To help with this I keep a large and shiny dog, love music, socializing with my friends and get a real kick from travel, green spaces and a little spontaneity now and then. I was a little flattered in 2010 when I won an American Society of Business Publication Editors (Azbee) Award for the Apple Holic blog. I'm honored and it sits beside the second place award from Exeter Art College I won one year for playing a song I'd written. See? I told you I loved music. Happy to meet you :)
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With all the focus on BYOD, it’s easy to convince yourself that the trend toward intelligent connected mobile devices starts and stops with smartphones you can get onto corporate networks, but in truth its impact is much, much bigger than this, travering every part of existence in daily life.
At least 65 percent of global enterprises will offer at least limited support for BYOD by the end of this year. While they may be technically prepared, it's equally important to educate users on why they must follow the rules.
BYOD and iPhone 5. These phrases should fit well together, given Apple’s proven track record for quick reaction to incidences of malware via its App Store (there has been one, quickly controlled) and the company’s focus on security at an OS level. In contrast, the other big consumer smartphone platform (Android) has a track record of becoming increasingly malware-ridden as black hat types recognize its many vulnerabilities.
BYOD is transforming device use in business, but it won't stop there -- employees will demand the right to choose their own PCs or Macs, software applications, collaboration solutions and social networks, too, the analysts from Gartner explain.
Increased focus on developing economies will deliver yet another shot in the arm for mobile device sales as enterprise users attempt to overcome the lack of fixed line connectivity through use of mobile networks. This is the boom time for mobile devices, even as PC sales decline.
Microsoft is in a position in which it must ensure complete data integrity to its online asset storage services. Not only that, but it has to prove itself to have achieved that aim, and demonstrate a full-scale commitment to ensuring it in future.
Your new employees are more digitally-savvy than they've ever been and know the difference between good solutions that work and legacy kit that doesn't. How can you resist consumerization when consumer tech works better?