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.
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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?
As enterprise IT becomes consumerized, is it any surprise that development is coalescing around Apple's mobile platforms?