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Wireless & BYOD

The Pitfalls of Standardized BYOD

As with any widespread business strategy, BYOD is not without its pitfalls. While it may be cumbersome to handle both a work phone and a personal phone, the modern confluence of employees’ business and private phones carries with it a certain amount of risk.

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Make BYOD Work: 9 Key Considerations

Bring-your-own-device can be something to appreciate, not complain about.

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RSA 2014: CISOs must move beyond perimeter-based security

Two industry analysts urged CISOs and other IT managers to progress from traditional perimeter-based techniques and embrace a multi-layered, risk-based security approach.

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How to be a Mobile Strategy Leader

~~According to a recent IBM study, "The 'Upwardly Mobile' Enterprise: Setting the Strategic Agenda," mobile leaders are investing in BYOD strategies, recognizing that they require a new approach to IT support and customer service.

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BYOD: Lessons On Negotiating Limits

You can say no to BYOD, but be prepared to enforce your decision -- and find alternatives to meet your users' needs.

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Will enterprises need to change BYOD policies to accommodate wearables?

As CIOs and IT departments struggle to develop policies and deploy technologies to address BYOD smartphones and tablets in the workplace, a new challenge looms over the horizon--wearable devices.

 

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Cyber Monday crime on the rise: Here's 5 BYOD security threats you need to know

The threat of cybercrime during the holiday shopping season is no longer just a minor irritant – it’s a major concern for businesses too, claims Carmine Clementelli, Product Manager of security firm iNetSec Smart Finder. These days, many organizations are supporting a BYOD network which allows devices and applications to serve a dual purpose – both personal and professional use. BYOD policies save organizations money, and they’re popular with employees too, but they also leave them open to numerous security risks.

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How to Select an Enterprise Mobility Management Platform

Smartphone and tablet management today is about much more than simply managing the mobile device itself

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10x Increase in Smartphone Traffic by 2019: Ericsson

Increased smartphone adoption within the next several years will have a big impact on mobile network operators and the BYOD crowd.

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The Next BYOD: Glass In The Enterprise

While the Google Glass wearable computing device is still in its early stages of development, it’s only a matter of time until this next iteration of consumer-centric computing systems becomes available at reasonable prices and starts to filter into the workplace. Glass may be the first widely publicized product of its kind, but it won’t be the last.

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BYOD circa 2018 will challenge enterprise IT

No tech vendor will be safe from consumerization, according to Gartner. Companies will have to prepare for multiple vendors and a possible PC market crash.

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Is wireless the trojan horse in your network security?

Consider the risks to businesses from the proliferation of wireless access points

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How to eliminate BYOD chaos

How to tackle the problem caused by BYOD doubling or tripling of the number of devices connected to a company network

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Beyond BYOD - enterprises look to COPE with new devices

A new generation of smart watches, health monitoring devices & Google Glass could present management and security challenges for IT departments.

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All About BYOD

BYOD (Bring You Own Device) promises many benefits such as greater innovation, better work-life balance and improved productivity, but it also increases pressure on IT to manage and secure devices and data. How to do BYOD successfully is a challenge.

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BYOD Survey: 60 Percent Of Companies Don't Have Policies In Place

More than 60 percent of companies still don't have a BYOD policy in place, according to data protection and availability company Acronis' "2013 Data Protection Trends Research" study.

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BYOD Breeds Distrust Between Workers and IT

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is supposed to boost worker productivity but a study released on Monday said it can also breed distrust between employees and IT departments.

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BYOD Resistance Is 'Futile'

Stop trying to make the wave roll back, cautions analyst group, and instead focus on securing your employees' BYOD smartphones and tablets.

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Why would a majority of companies not have a BYOD policy?

Of the nearly 100 survey respondents, an overwhelming 95% said their company had “embraced” bring your own device, allowing employees to connect to the corporate network through a multitude of devices – and of that, 97% used laptops, compared to 79% with smartphones and 70% with tablets. Yet only 33% of respondents said they had a full strategy and set of rules in place about BYOD, which would probably worry many people reading this.

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BYOD to Become the Norm for Half of Employers by 2017: Gartner

The research firm predicts that by 2017, employees will be required to provide their own devices at half of all workplaces. In its global survey of CIOs, Gartner also discovered that by 2016, 38 percent of companies expect that they'll no longer be issuing devices to their workers.

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BYOD and Enterprise Mobility a $181B Market by 2017

The smartphone and tablet craze is just getting started, according to a new forecast from MarketsandMarkets.

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BYOD clears way for Macs in the enterprise

The emergence of BYOD policies and virtual desktop platforms, plus new integration and management tools, have removed the final barriers to widespread Mac adoption in the enterprise.

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Overcoming 7 Enterprise Mobility Challenges in Today's BYOD World

These days, enterprise mobile users need real-time access to multiple corporate applications on a single mobile device to be effective.

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HP brings wired and wireless nets under single SDN umbrella

Wireless networks are becoming as important as wired ones for companies, and if you want to manage both and provide both wireless and wired functionality, it makes sense to mash up a hybrid switch that has physical and ethereal ports and is all managed by the same software stack. If you can slap a "software-defined networking" label on it and say "cloud" and "BYOD" a few dozen times, then the marketeers are happy. And that is precisely what HP's Networking division is doing.

HP is hosting its Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas this week, and at the event the company is previewing a set of converged wired-wireless switches and a management software stack that is aimed at offices and campuses that are wrestling with the demands of users and the plethora of devices that they are plugging into the corporate network.

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Four BYOD policy no-nos

Whether you’re contemplating or already have a bring-your-own-device policy in the workplace, it might be useful to take note of these four BYOD missteps that are certain to compound your IT department’s headaches or even waylay a well-intended BYOD plan:
 

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Five security risks of moving data in BYOD era

Unregulated network access, lack of data management and disgruntled employees are some top risks companies face in terms of safeguarding data even as employees use their mobile devices for work.

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Cisco Unveils Network Piece of its Unified Access Platform

Integration of wired and wireless networks, BYOD management designed to ease IT burden


 

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Good Technology finds enterprises supporting, embracing BYOD

Many enterprises are embracing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model and setting practices to support the trend that has kept many IT organizations busy around the globe. In its second annual customer survey, Good Technology found that 72% of respondents were already formally supporting BYOD programs, a percentage significantly higher than the 60% level of support indicated in the company’s January 2011 survey.

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DOD working to fill in the blanks on BYOD strategy

Defense Department workers looking to use at work those new iPhones, tablets and smart phones they received as holiday gifts will have to wait a bit longer, as DOD officials continue to parse out their policy for the use of personal mobile devices in the workplace. 

More than 40 percent of government workers are thought to use their personal devices for work tasks, yet only 12 percent of them are encouraged by their agencies to “bring their own devices” (BYOD), a 1105 Government Information Group survey has found.

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Over half of enterprise networks are compromised by personal devices

A study found that at the end of 2012, 51% of secure IT networks were breached from employees using personal devices. While over half of large organisations experienced breaches in security, only 25% of small business experienced the same. Controlling employee access to networks through personal devices can prove difficult with the recent phenomenon of BYOD. Companies that put a BYOD policy in place can help avoid security and connectivity issues. Currently, only 20% of big businesses allow their staff to use their own BYOD tool kit in the office.

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Gartner: Cloud computing, mobile ushering in "major shift" for enterprise security practices

Gartner Thursday held forth on what it expects to be the top security trends for 2013, citing the rise of cloud computing, social media and employees bringing their own devices to work as among the forces likely to produce radical changes in how enterprises manage IT security. The market research firm also says the "major shift" expected in IT security in 2013 will shake up established IT security vendors as newer players in cloud and mobile challenge them.

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How Smart Wi-Fi Improves Wireless Network Performance

If poor Wi-Fi performance in your busy office is a problem for your organization, smart Wi-Fi is worth investigating. Here's why one company ripped out its Cisco wireless network gear and went with a new hardware-and-software-based Wi-Fi approach.

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Wireless Network War Shifts to the Cloud in 2013

As employees begin to arrive back to work following the holidays, an increasing number of IT organizations are going to find out just how limited their wireless networks really are in the age of BYOD.

Most wireless networks were deployed as secondary networks that were intended to support a limited number of devices. Going into 2013, it’s becoming clear that not only will each user probably have multiple devices competing for bandwidth on these networks, but the wireless network will increasingly become the primary network for accessing corporate applications.

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Could Employees' Smartphones Harm Your Business?

There are many attractive reasons to consider implementing a BYOD policy: saves the company money on hardware and employees know how to use the equipment, increasing productivity just to name a couple.

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Early January's BYOD Surge into Enterprises

2012’s holiday shopping season is marked by the increased demand for electronics, including smartphones and tablets. A significant percentage of those devices are expected to carry into enterprises’ BYOD in early January 2013.

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MDM is 'bare minimum' for enterprises dealing with BYOD

For the average enterprise, a mobile device management solution is the "bare minimum" needed to handle the challenges posed by BYOD, said Chris Hazelton, research director for mobile and wireless at 451 Research.


 

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BYOD: Why Mobile Device Management Isn't Enough

Nine out of 10 technology pros think smartphones and tablets will become more important to business productivity in the next couple of years. Seventy-two percent expect to offer more bring-your-own-device options so that employees can access company data with their personal gadgets.

But IT doesn't necessarily see mobile device management software as essential to coping with this proliferation of devices in the workplace. Only 26% of respondents to the InformationWeek Mobile Device Management and Security Survey say their companies have implemented MDM software, and another 17% say they're in the process of deploying it.

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Aruba To Partners: BYOD Opportunity Is Yours To Seize

As Aruba targets $1 billion on the back of an expanded purview beyond its wireless LAN stronghold -- it's about halfway there now, having reported $517 million in revenue for its fiscal 2012, a climb from $178 million as recently as four years earlier -- it's earned the respect of national channel partners who see it as a compelling alternative to Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) and as having enabled the channel behind the explosive BYOD trend.

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Enterprise Wireless Space is Heating Up

For the past couple of years, there's been a battle raging in the enterprise-WiFi space. There are several promising wireless vendors out there, with each one having definite strengths and weaknesses. Wireless network administrators have had the difficult decision of having to choose which features they desired more, at the expense of others.

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IT and Employees See BYOD Security (Much) Differently

IT organizations continue to struggle with the details when it comes to enabling BYOD for applications beyond email, and a new study finds that while employees are eager to access corporate resources from their mobile devices, they have little tolerance for controls IT wants to impose.

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Exclusive: Cisco Buys Meraki For $1.2B, Will Attack Midmarket

Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) will acquire networking startup Meraki, CRN can confirm, boosting what Cisco offers for cloud-based management of wired and wireless infrastructure and leading to the creation of a new business group within the networking titan.

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BYOD - On the Decline in 2013?

Just yesterday, CIO.com posted an article on "2013 Prediction: BYOD on the Decline?" Given that most experts predict BYOD is still on the rise (Gartner has said it will be a top tech trend for 2013), this article discusses an interesting perspective from Nucleus Research:

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BYOD's end game

Mobile devices are now a fixture of the enterprise workplace. While the big issues that concern companies remain security and policies, there is more to the BYOD puzzle.
 

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Enterprises planning major wireless LAN upgrades

Tablets are showing up at enterprises everywhere, and are one of fastest growing device types and chief drivers of the BYOD phenomenon

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Five Enterprise Tech Trends for 2013: BYOD, VPNs, AaaS, Big Data and Business Intelligence

Shahin Pirooz, CTO and CSO of CenterBeam, recently outlined five of the top enterprise tech trends for 2013 – citing BYOD as the top issue, but he said they are all connected, and therefore comprise a “megatrend.”
 

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Ruckus Wireless Files For $100 Million IPO

In a long-anticipated move, wireless networking upstart Ruckus Wireless has filed a Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the usual first step toward an initial public offering.

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Cisco Looks to Bring Networks Together Via Unified Access

Cisco Systems is unveiling a unified networking solution designed to bring wired, wireless and private networks under a single policy and management umbrella, and aimed at helping enterprises deal with the rapid growth of traffic on their networks and the issues around the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

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Wi-Fi architectures evolving to address distributed enterprise

The new approaches are looking to replace the traditional method of deploying Wi-Fi in the enterprise--the model of using a centralized controller for thin access points deployed throughout a large building--with architectures that either virtualize the controller function or integrate it with the access points.



 

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Why (Most) BYOD Managers Will Welcome iPhone 5

CIOs and technology managers already racking up overtime these days dealing with the BYOD and mobility boom are in for a roller coaster fourth quarter: The debut of Apple's iPhone 5 is sure to bring hundreds of thousands of the new devices into the wireless workplace, raising several questions

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BYOD bringing most radical shift in client computing since the PC

The rise of bring your own device (BYOD) programs is the single most radical shift in the economics of client computing for business since PCs invaded the workplace, according to analyst firm Gartner.

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BYOD: A force for network change

The proliferation of personalised devices now attached to corporate networks is forcing critical architectural changes to the network infrastructure – from the user interface at the edge of the network to its very core.

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BYOD: What can we learn from China?

US employees may never be as accepting as the Chinese about BYOD's potential privacy violations, but American companies can still learn a lot about effective BYOD from China, namely, better educating workers about security.

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Aruba Networks, Inc. : Aruba Networks Delivers New Levels of High Availability, Resilient Connectivity for Mobile Devices and Applications

Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), today announced a new software release for its wireless LANs (WLANs) that helps enterprises ensure consistent, predictable performance and fast recovery for today's challenging mobile environments.

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Wireless LAN Market to Expand by Over 50 Percent in 2016, According to Dell'Oro Group Forecast

Some emerging trends expected to drive this growth include deployment of Service Provider WiFi (SP WiFi), the 802.11ac upgrade cycle, consumer video over WiFi, as well as a continuation of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.

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Privacy Breaches Top List of BYOD Concerns: Report

Highlighting the growing concern over bring-your-own-device initiatives, IT pros said they might be concerned about the privacy of their personal information if mobile-device-management, or MDM, software were to be installed on phones or tablets they brought from home to use at work, according to the results of a survey of 335 IT professionals sponsored by MokaFive and conducted through an independent survey firm.

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Microsoft Office 2013 Embraces BYOD, Cloud Era

In a press event held Monday to introduce its next version of Office, Microsoft finally appeared to be embracing the BYOD movement. Several keynote speakers introduced Windows 8 with Office 2013--with apps such as OneNote; SkyDrive enabling cloud services; and social collaboration via SharePoint and Lync.

 

Cloud and social were central to Microsoft's announcement. So was the fact that its products now work with touchscreen tablets.

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For BYOD Best Practices, Secure Data, Not Devices

When it comes to things that keep CIOs up at night, mobility, particularly bring your own device (BYOD), is at the top of the list or near it.

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BYOD Innovations Create New Tools With New Risks

BYOD has intriguing implications and options for employer and employee, but it can also create new, unforseen risks.

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Cisco to Break the 1-Gigabit Barrier on Enterprise WiFi Networks

And although Cisco may claim bragging rights as the first networking vendor to publicly declare a coming 1G-bps WLAN access point, Cisco’s competitors—particularly Aruba Networks and Hewlett-Packard—may not be far behind. All three vendors were placed in the “Leaders” quadrant in a June Magic Quadrant report from research firm Gartner profiling the top vendors in both the wired and wireless networking equipment markets.

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BYOD is a user-driven movement, not a secure mobile device strategy

Regardless if you call it the consumerization of IT or the bring your own device (BYOD) movement, the trend of people using their own mobile devices to access corporate resources is unstoppable

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Infinite-capacity wireless vortex beams carry 2.5 terabits per second

American and Israeli researchers have used twisted, vortex beams to transmit data at 2.5 terabits per second. As far as we can discern, this is the fastest wireless network ever created — by some margin. This technique is likely to be used in the next few years to vastly increase the throughput of both wireless and fiber-optic networks.

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New Gartner Magic Quadrant topic: Unified wired and wireless LAN

 

Gartner will cease publishing separate Magic Quadrants on LAN Switching and Wireless LAN, replacing them with one called Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure, announced this month, and another on data center networking, to be unveiled later this year.
The changes reflect a deep separation in how enterprises buy and build at the network edge and the data center, as well as a shift toward integrated wired and wireless management to support bring your own device (BYOD) programs, enterprise mobility and guest networking.

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Microsoft Office on iPads, Android Tablets Could Bring BYOD Cred

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IBM Faces the Perils of 'Bring Your Own Device'

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IT embraces bring your own device in corporate deployment, despite risks

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