So you think your current boss is a demanding workaholic who lacks empathy? Wait until your boss is a robot.
To BYOD or not to BYOD – that is the question that many CIOs are asking these days.
Despite lots of talk about the connected home and car, the enterprise is where the biggest Internet of Things opportunity resides.
After a flurry of Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Builds, Microsoft went silent on its latest mobile operating system. Well, Microsoft is back on the mobile track, it seems, releasing Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10536 this week.
I recently sat down with Aaron Davis, director of products and solutions at enterprise mobility management firm SOTI to discuss the implications of the new Apple mobile operating system, iOS 9, for the enterprise.
The Internet of Things promises to transform the way things are done in the enterprise – vastly increased efficiency at substantially reduced costs. Yet, if enterprises don't get out in front of the security risks that thousands if not millions of connected devices will pose, they will soon find their IoT dream has turned into an IoT nightmare.
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.
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.
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."
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.