MobileIron wants to make it easier for employees to use even unsanctioned cloud storage services by giving IT the ability to set document level security regardless of the service. http://tcrn.ch/16yo4lp
IT has had to struggle with an ever-shifting variety of devices over the last few years. In part, the Bring Your Own Device notion rose because IT simply couldn't keep up with it all. Now, there is a new category about to enter business: wearables --and while you might think this is far fetched, chances are it's going to happen sooner or later. I report from South by Southwest.http://bit.ly/1hggWJf
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When you think of consumerization, you probably think it's employee-driven, but that isn't always the case. Sometimes it's driven by a forward thinking CIO --and when you start to change the way you do business, people are often threatened even when the change is clearly for the better. That's why you need to find ways to manage the people problem. http://bit.ly/1bauHsh
While private sector businesses have been embracing Bring Your Own Device in a big way and finding ways to deal with security concerns around protecting company data, governments are more reluctant to adopt this policy. Are they right to try and control the phones of government workers or should they join the BYOD wave too? http://bit.ly/1fZDO2v
Schneider Electric is a worldwide organization with over 140,000 employees, and it very likely faced many of the problems you do in terms of trying to control use of unauthorized consumer file sharing and collaboration apps, while implementing a BYOD program and trying to encourage employees to go mobile. Here's how it attacked the problem.
When it comes to new collaboration technologies and BYOD, both IT and users are a bit confused these days. I spoke to a Cisco researcher who offered some concrete ways to work together to improve everyone's experience.
Nobody wants to give the man (the enterprise), the right to see what's on their phone and wipe it at will if they feel it's been compromised. One way to allevate that is to containerize or partition the corporate data so if the relationship ends or the phone gets lost or stolen, IT simply shuts off access to enterprise data. Your vacation pictures and other personal data remain intact.
I was in Germany last week and I did a little bit of research on BYOD and found German attitudes were distinctly more conservative than in the US -- and Germans were actually anxious to unplug from work when it was over.