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Mobility is not just about smartphones and tablets anymore

Mobility has moved beyond smartphones and tablets and is now embedded in most business processes, judged Dan Bieler, a business technology futures analyst at Forrester Research.

Don't sound the death knell for BYOD just yet

Despite studies claiming that BYOD is on the way out, a survey of channel partners by networking firm Extreme Networks found that BYOD and mobility remain the top technology trend that has influenced the channel partners' business, beating out cloud by a wide margin.

Meet IoT security - it's the same as the old security

While some CIOs and IT departments might feel overwhelmed by the security challenges posed by all of these IoT devices connecting to their network, Earl Perkins, research vice president at Gartner, has some advice: "Don't despair."

Does BYOD improve worker collaboration?

To avoid barriers to collaboration, IT – with the backing of the C-suite – needs to get out in front of BYOD and BYOA and come up with clear policies about which devices will be supported and what apps will be allowed or prohibited. Only with strong BYOD policies can enterprises take full advantage of employees using their personal devices at work.

Do we need IoT standards?

While Big Blue looks to join as many IoT standards bodies as possible, an analysis by Kevin Fitchard for FierceMobileIT coming on Thursday suggests that standards might not be such a big deal for enterprises using IoT.

Don't let IoT become a wrench in the works

IoT will change the way manufacturing works. But this won't happen willy-nilly. Manufacturers will need to have a plan to ensure IoT investments enhance processes, instead of becoming a wrench in the works.

To print or not to print, that is the question

It seems that employees still want to print and scan documents. But that can be difficult with BYOD devices, which often don't have network access to an office printer.

Mobile phones only bright spot in stagnating device market

I came across some interesting stats from Gartner. It seems that mobile phone shipments are expected to be the only bright spot in an otherwise stagnant device market.

Brave new world: Connected products will diagnose, fix themselves

You know those reports about how products will be able to tell if they are going to break down and will inform the manufacturer to send out a repair technician. Well, that future might be closer than you  think.

App developers feel overwhelmed by IoT data

I came across an interesting survey about app developers and the Internet of Things. Close to one-third of 675 app developers surveyed by Harbor Research feel "overwhelmed" by the data generated by the Internet of Things.