Wearables seem to be all the rage on tech media catwalks, but not so much with the general public. The problem: concerns about privacy. Still, offer consumers coupons or discounts, or help them with health and lifestyle maintenance, and you're half way there.
Enterprises need to begin crafting policies in order to harness the productivity benefits of wearables while ensuring that sensitive data is secure and privacy rights protected. These policies should be based on existing BYOD policies, yet take into account some of the unique attributes of wearables.
Wearables are sensors dedicated to interpreting you and the world from your perspective. Pervasive sensors, on the other hand, sit in places throughout the environment where they study and respond to you when you're in the vicinity.
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Wearables are better suited to a fast-paced workplace than smartphones, argues Jared Banyard, Android developer at Lua.
As wearables make their way into the workplace, IT departments must develop new BYOx policies that protect the company and its assets. Joe Siegrist offers advice on what such policies should include.
BYOD programs are pretty much entrenched in organizations now, but will bring-your-own-wearables be the next IT trend?
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To tap into that growing enterprise wearables market, customer relationship management software giant Salesforce.com is launching Salesforce Wear, CRM software and developer tools for wearable devices.