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.
More than half of enterprises expect to increase their mobile app budgets, and 20 percent expect to increase app budgets by more than 10 percent, according to 370 mobile app decision makers surveyed by O'Keeffe & Co. on behalf of IT solutions provider CDW.
Mandating BYOD even for employees that need powerful computers makes no sense from any perspective. But allowing BYOD benefits the employees and company.
IT professionals are being pulled in different directions when it comes to mobility. Many are worried about the security and compliance issues that mobility raises, yet many want the productivity benefits that mobility promises.
Enterprises are focusing their mobility investments on mobile apps to improve employee productivity, according to a study by the Enterprise Mobility Exchange, an online community for mobility pros.
The "soft" benefits of BYOD, such as increased employee satisfaction and productivity, can be hard to justify to CEOs in the face of clearer evidence that BYOD programs can cost companies money.
While BYOD conjures up security nightmares for IT departments, it can have significant benefits for enterprises, such as increased employee satisfaction and productivity, as well as reduced training and hardware costs.
Mobility can open up the firm to security threats, such as lost or stolen devices with corporate data on-board or malware infection from an insecure app. To help enterprises cope with the security challenge posed by BYOD and mobility, FierceMobileIT is bringing together a panel of experts for a July 24 webinar at 1 pm ET covering the topic.
In case you missed the company email, this is official Telework Week, and a new study confirms the benefits of telecommuting programs for both the employer and employee.
Mobility has the potential to bring significant productivity gains to organizations, but many companies still aren't taking those gains seriously enough, a new study finds.