bring your own device

Organizations these days have their hands full with security and management challenges brought about by the Bring Your Own Device phenomenon. But why stop at devices? Good question. In fact, the same culture of innovation and self-reliance, spurred by BYOD, has increasingly translated to applications. And as such, users are pushing the trend to its limits by introducing their own applications into the workplace to meet their needs. The burgeoning Bring Your Own Application (BYOA) trend appears to be a natural and logical extension of BYOD--and... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Aug 31, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Just a few years ago, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work trend was just starting to give IT administrators cause for concern. Flash forward to today: BYOD has not only reached a tipping point, but is accelerating at a dizzying pace. With this momentum comes elevated fears and a torrent of threats, proven by the latest BYOD and mobility figures from research firm IDC in its Mobile Security Survey 2013. None of these statistics should come as a surprise. Mobile malware is a top concern among the majority (68 percent) of IT-controlled organizations.... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 30, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Can you imagine life without your T.V.? Or a work environment without printers or desktop PCs? It might go without saying that as technology becomes more accepted, it also transitions from privilege to right for users. A recent Fortinet study illustrated that very concept. A Fortinet survey released today found that Gen-Y employees in the workplace have an expectation—not a hope—that they will be able to use their own mobile smartphones and tablets for work-related activities. In fact, that expectation was the driving force for a critical... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jun 19, 2012  |  Filed in: Industry Trends