Even IBM Is Struggling With BYOD

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“The trend toward employee-owned devices isn’t saving IBM any money, says Jeanette Horan, who is IBM’s chief information officer and oversees all the company’s internal use of IT. Instead, she says, it has created new challenges for her department of 5,000 people, because employees’ devices are full of software that IBM doesn’t control.” http://www.technologyreview.com/business/40324/?p1=BI IBM […]

Lessons Learned from a Bring Your Own Device Project

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Originally published at No Jitter. By Robert Lee Harris I spent a lot of last summer working with a large enterprise IT department transition from company-owned Blackberries to employee-owned devices. Here’s what I took away from the experience. This was a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) project much like many companies are now considering. Being involved in […]

How to COPE with Consumerization of IT

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Philippe Winthrop wrote an article, and proposed the term COPE (yes, another acronym) to describe another way to manage consumerization of IT: Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled. “The IT department would provide you ANY mobile device you want…that’s because they have embraced the Consumerization of IT.  However, as opposed to trying to find a way to secure […]

Confusion About BYOD Issues

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There are two separate issues involved with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies that seem to get constantly mixed up: Who pays for the device Choice of device   Who pays for the device With the proliferation of smartphones in the general population, many employees who did not previously have a corporate paid device, and […]