I came across an interesting 2014 prediction by IDC--"BYOD as an enterprise mobility strategy is dead." Well, that certainly grabbed my attention.
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IT behemoth Cisco and automaker giant Toyota are locked in a struggle over a chunk of radio spectrum in the 5 GHz band. Cisco wants it for Wi-Fi, Toyota for auto safety technology. While there are strong arguments on both sides, it seems to me that the interference issue has to be studied by the FCC very closely because lives would be at stake.
Things are heating up in the high-tech M&A market, driven by the move to mobility by enterprises and consumers. IBM just inked a deal to buy Fiberlink. Expect more mobility mega-deals in the near future.
To combat the problem of employees using consumer file-sharing services for work documents, enterprises need to educate their employees about the security risks of using those services and to offer enterprise-sanctioned file-sharing alternatives. Otherwise, employees will continue to bypass IT policies and put corporate data at risk.
The Rise of the Machines is ahead of schedule. It's time for CIOs and other enterprise leaders to heed the call and seize the M2M opportunity as soon as possible. Firms that ignore the potential of M2M may face termination by their competition
According to a recent IBM survey, CISOs are behind the curve when it comes to BYOD policies. This opens up their enterprises to security risks that could be lessened with proper BYOD strategies and technologies in place.
Ah, just when you thought Yahoo's decision to ban working from home is an aberration, HP suffers from the same delusional tendencies.
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