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  • What California's BYOD Reimbursement Ruling Means to CIOs

    A California Court of Appeal ruling that companies have to reimburse employees for business calls on their personal phones adds another layer of complexity and heaps of uncertainty to the already-shaky Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, says David Schofield, partner at Network Sourcing Advisors, an Atlanta-based mobile consultancy that advises companies on both BYOD and corporate-owned mobile device policies.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige27 Aug. 14 02:21
  • Workers Going Rogue With BYOD (and BYOA)

    On one side of the fence, lots of companies, especially those in Europe, won't have anything to do with the Bring Your Own Device programs. On the other side, an equal number of companies have jumped on the BYOD bandwagon, including at least a few going all-in with mandatory BYOD.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige20 Aug. 14 08:56
  • Court Ruling Could Bring Down BYOD

    In what could be a decisive blow to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mega trend, the California Court of Appeal ruled late last week that companies must reimburse employees for work-related use of personal cellphones, as described in the National Law Review.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige19 Aug. 14 00:14
  • Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

    A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.

    Written by John Cox25 July 14 01:47
  • CIOs in Europe Say BYOD Is Stalling

    CIOs in the U.S. struggling with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend might want to look across the pond to see what their European counterparts are doing -- or rather, not doing.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige24 July 14 06:59
  • Mobile workers: ‘I want my Blackberry back'

    At a well-known investment firm in New York City, something strange is happening: Mobile app performance issues and privacy concerns have sparked a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) revolt, and now many employees are asking for their corporate BlackBerry back.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige22 July 14 01:46
  • Want to Know What Millennials Want? Just Ask Them

    Just about every Silicon Valley tech company wants to fill its ranks with smart millennials -- the future of the workforce. Wooing them hasn't been easy. Competition for their services is fierce. Giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter are throwing wads of cash at them.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige11 July 14 01:57
  • Chekkt launches, giving enterprise software buyers another Yelp-like marketplace

    The explosive growth of public cloud services has generated a parallel problem: How can companies, especially small businesses and freelancers without the benefit of a dedicated procurement department, filter the flood of choices available for every type of business software and find the one that's best for them?

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 July 14 00:33
  • If Office comes to Android, will anyone want it?

    The sleuths over at The Verge reported last week that Microsoft is looking for beta testers for the pre-release versions of Office for Android. Despite a slow holiday week, the news traveled pretty fast. If you have an Android tablet, you can sign up at the SharePoint website for recruiting testers.

    Written by Andy Patrizio08 July 14 04:55
  • Florida college applies corporate-style security to 'BYOD' campus network

    Can a college campus filled with exuberant students and free-thinking professors armed to the hilt with smartphones and tablets find a way to establish business-like network security and appropriate-use expectations without crimping everyone's style?

    Written by Ellen Messmer20 June 14 22:27
  • What is going wrong with BYOD?

    The Bring Your Own Device movement was supposed to make employees more productive while saving companies money. But a funny thing is happening on the way to mobile nirvana: Companies aren't doing it, according to a new study by CompTIA.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige14 June 14 03:37
  • BYOD Widening Employee-Employer Trust Gap, Survey Finds

    Webroot today released the results of a survey on BYOD that suggests the employee-employer trust gap is widening. The company also created an eight-point "BYOD Bill of Rights" to help bridge that gap while keeping corporate data secure.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige22 May 14 09:48