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Gaining inCITE into consumerization of IT

I'm heading to the CITE Conference next week in San Francisco to take the pulse of the consumerization of enterprise IT. This will be my first time attending the powwow, so I'm curious to see what I'll learn from the trip.

Will Apple become 'irrelevant' without an iWatch soon?

The company really needs to explore new markets, such as launching a smartwatch worthy of the Apple name. Otherwise, the views of Wall Street analysts will win out in terms of the firm's stock price, which ultimately has an impact on the resources it has to innovate.

The CIO under assault

There is growing dissatisfaction with the performance of chief information officer, even among their own IT staff. No wonder some of them believe CIO stands for "Career Is Over."

BlackBerry continues to sing the blues

There is more bad news for BlackBerry. Following BlackBerry's report of a net loss of $5.9 billion and a 38 percent revenue decline for its most recent fiscal year comes a Ponemon Institute survey that finds close to half of financial services IT pros plan to phase out BlackBerry completely by next year.

Wanted: Mobile tech strategy

The main takeaway from a Robert Half Technology survey is that more than one-quarter of CIOs still do not have a mobile tech strategy, even though mobility is a reality at most organizations. Deploying mobile technologies without a well thought out strategy is just asking for trouble.

Navigating the legal risks of BYOD

As this publication has reported on many occasions, BYOD creates numerous legal risks for the enterprise.

Time to unleash the potential of BYOD and UC

Enterprises should support unified communications functions for BYOD devices. It is time for enterprises to overcome their reluctance to deploy mobile UC on employee-owned devices and unleash the power of their workforce.

Mobile security is not my problem, say workers

I saw a disturbing survey today that was carried out by Vision Critical on behalf of security firm Absolute Software. The survey finds that one-quarter of enterprise workers do not think that data security is their responsibility and that they should face no punishment if they lose sensitive corporate data.

Mobile privacy can be legal minefield for enterprises

Privacy can be a legal minefield for enterprises, whether grappling with BYOD or deploying mobile apps to generate business and satisfy customers.

Can Microsoft's new captain right the mobile ship?

With little mobile experience, Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, will need to turn Microsoft's fortunes around in the mobility space or risk losing its dominant position in enterprise IT.