There is no substitute for strong policies and stronger technology when it comes to BYOD security.
Implementing a BYOD policy is definitely a more complicated affair in Europe. The complexity of the privacy regulations in Europe no doubt discourages many firms from even attempting a BYOD program.
BYOD is happening, whether IT likes or not. Instead of fighting or ignoring it, IT departments should get out in front and lead the way.
Mobility can't be consider in isolation from other tech that is transforming the enterprise.It must be implemented hand-in-hand with big data, cloud and social media to realize the full potential for employee productivity and corporate growth.
This year has been proclaimed the year of the enterprise mobile app. But just building mobile apps for the enterprises isn't enough. The apps must enhance worker productivity by being powerful yet easy to use and intuitive.
While small and medium-sized businesses might be pinching pennies in other areas, they are opting for the pricey iPhone when it comes to smartphones.
Mobile app developers are increasingly looking to the Internet of Things for opportunities to develop apps, particularly industrial IoT apps.
BYOD confronts enterprises with many risks, not the least of which are legal. In an informative article in the Seattle Business magazine, D. Michael Reilly, an attorney with the law firm of Lane Powell, offers enterprises 5 tips on how to manage the legal risks of BYOD.
While the FTC's security and privacy recommendations for IoT devices and data are useful, they are voluntary and therefore lack teeth. Companies have little incentive to spend the extra time and money needed to implement them.
I came across an interesting prediction by Deloitte--2015 will be the year for the "re-enterprization of IT." If Deloitte's prediction holds true, IT teams around the world can breathe a collective sigh of relief.