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  • Should CIOs Use a Carrot or a Stick to Rein In BYOD Workers?

    Many workers who bring their mobile devices to the office don't care about security, which is forcing IT leaders to take action. Some CIOs offer stipends to help cover mobile expenses in return for BYOD compliance. Others are choosing to throw the kill switch on lost or stolen smartphones.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige07 May 14 03:58
  • Unplugging the data center

    Nathan McBride joined AMAG Pharmaceuticals in 2008 with an ambitious goal: to rebuild IT using as little internal infrastructure as possible. He succeeded.

    Written by John Dix01 May 14 20:56
  • Mobile security tools win over IT pros

    When we asked about tech favorites, several IT pros cited tools they've acquired to help address mobile device management, data security and application control.

    Written by Ann Bednarz01 May 14 04:04
  • IT shops losing control over technology

    A survey of more than 1,000 C-level executives shows that IT organizations are losing control over new technology adoption at their companies but are still held accountable for integrating the technologies securely into their company's infrastructure.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan30 April 14 07:45
  • Airline hopes gamification can make its Oracle ERP users soar

    Canadian airline WestJet believes gamification, the notion of applying elements of game design to a workplace setting, can help its employees use more effectively its Oracle J.D. Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 April 14 04:19
  • BYOD Brings Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt to the Enterprise

    You lost your smartphone, which you also used for work. Think that's bad news? It gets worse. You wait a few days to tell IT. These days that can get you fired. So now you're thinking, 'I really wish I read that BYOD policy.' Five years after BYOD first caught fire, IT is still trying to figure out how to handle it.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige18 March 14 20:20
  • BYOD is fraught with legal peril, audience told

    Businesses worry most about security when it comes to bring-your-own-device programs, but the legal ramifications of letting employees use personal smartphones and tablets at work can be just as threatening, attendees of Enterprise Connect were told.

    Written by Tim Greene18 March 14 18:17
  • Using Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Tablets in the Enterprise

    A couple of months ago, Amazon sent me its (then) new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" tablet for review. After spending some time with the device, I wrote a piece comparing its strengths to the most popular tablet available today: Apple's iPad.

    Written by Al Sacco13 March 14 19:11
  • Mobile Device Management Lets You Track Your Teens

    It's becoming more common for companies to deploy mobile device management to track smartphone and tablet use as part of a BYOD policy. However, now MDM software is coming home to help parents keep tabs on their teens -- and possibly each other.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige20 Feb. 14 18:50
  • Secret video and audio recordings a legal minefield for employers

    Thanks to smartphones and wearable technology such as Google Glass recording illegal or inappropriate conversations and behaviour in the office couldn't be easier. If your company has a BYOD policy this could spell disaster.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige07 Feb. 14 11:30
  • Attack of the BYOD-Killing MDM Software

    BYOD has been an enterprise hit because it allows employees the convenience of combining their work and personal lives on a single mobile device while offering companies a sense of security thanks to mobile device management software. However, a breed of monstrous new MDM software threatens to send users away screaming.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige04 Feb. 14 19:31