BYOD is one of the forces driving the endpoint security market, which is expected to be worth $17.4 billion by 2020, up from $11.6 billion this year, according to a new market research report from MarketsandMarkets.
Since the emergence of wearable devices and the Internet of Things, BYOD has gotten even more complicated. Surveys conducted by Tech Pro Research, a joint venture between TechRepublic and ZDNet, over the last couple of years have shown confusion and uncertainty among companies about how to incorporate wearables and IoT devices into their BYOD plans.
To address cost allocation issues raised by BYOD, more vendors are jumping on board the split-billing ship. One split-billing solution, offered by Movius, comes in the form of two separate identities – complete with two phone numbers – on a single personally owned device
Ruckus Wireless is adding new Wi-Fi onboarding software to its product portfolio through the acquisition of Cloudpath Networks. And with the acquisition, Ruckus has added Cloudpath's certificate-based Wi-Fi security and onboarding capabilities to its Smart Wi-Fi products.
While some analysts and pundits say BYOD is in retreat, recent data from Strategy Analytics suggest otherwise. In both business smartphone and tablet markets, personal-liable (or BYOD) is the dominant type of device, accounting for over two-thirds of device shipments in each respective category, according to the market research firm's data.
To BYOD or not to BYOD – that is the question that many CIOs are asking these days.
For a time, BYOD was all the rage. There wasn't an enterprise conference that didn't devote significant time to the topic. Yet recently, there have been indications that the BYOD trend is waning in the U.S.
Despite the perception that IT departments concerned about security have been the main stumbling block to BYOD programs, employees worried about privacy are behind much of the delay in BYOD program rollout.
Samsung may be following Apple's lead and planning to introduce a phone leasing program directly to users, according to a report on Forbes that cites unnamed sources. For businesses, this new development may add a new wrinkle to an already-complicated BYOD reimbursement process.
BYOD has caused challenges for companies trying to separate personal from business expenses related to smartphone voice and data usage. Well, AT&T for one is now offering direct billing for business data use on personal devices to its AT&T Work Platform customers.