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2014 enterprise trends: BYOD pain, HTML5 apps, hybrid cloud, SDx

2014 enterprise trends: BYOD pain, HTML5 apps, hybrid cloud, SDx | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

The bring your own device (BYOD) movement is going to strain corporate technology and finance departments as enterprises struggle to manage mobile. Meanwhile, hybrid cloud approaches are going to be hyped and get ready for software defined everything.

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The big tablet splurge: 1 in 3 consumers plan to buy a tablet for ‘back to school’

The big tablet splurge: 1 in 3 consumers plan to buy a tablet for ‘back to school’ | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

In a recent study posted on the company’s blog, BuyVia detailed how most parents will be spending money on some type of computer as their children return to school.

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Pretty much everybody still confused by mobile management

Pretty much everybody still confused by mobile management | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Despite the abundance of expert opinion, commentary and debate surrounding BYOD and mobile device use in the enterprise, there are still few clear answers to some of the biggest problems out there

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BYOD frees up time for CIOs to get down to business

BYOD frees up time for CIOs to get down to business | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Deploying the software cost nothing, and the users provide their own support, through an intranet forum that allows them to collaborate on best practice and share fixes.

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What are the top priorities for enterprise mobility strategists? - AppsTech

What are the top priorities for enterprise mobility strategists? - AppsTech | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

The latest research from Enterprise Mobility Exchange Network, a mobility-themed meet-up group, shows that improving workforce productivity is the primary driver for companies mobilising their workforce.

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Four Common Enterprise Mobility Pitfalls

The demand for mobility is coming so fast and furious, organizations are susceptible to these four common pitfalls of rushed implementation.
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The Top Five Trends in Mobile and BYOD Security

The Top Five Trends in Mobile and BYOD Security | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Data loss and unauthorized access are at the top of the concerns list for most companies: 75 percent fear loss of data, 65 percent worry about unauthorized access and 47 percent fear risks of malware infection. Clearly, security is a huge concern for companies. However, those fears have less to do with BYOD and more to do with mobile devices in general.

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Most sales execs invest in tablets without a clear business strategy, says new report

Most sales execs invest in tablets without a clear business strategy, says new report | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Instead of looking at tablets as the cure to spicing up sales presentations, taking orders on the road, or reducing the amount of paperwork involved in the sales process, Diorio suggests companies look at what he calls their “mobile maturity.” Effective sales teams always start with differentiating the customer and sales experience before even thinking about choosing which version of the iPad to purchase.  

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Tablet prices could fall as low as $99 later this year

Tablet prices could fall as low as $99 later this year | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Recent reports would suggest that tablet hardware costs can’t come down much further, with Amazon revealing that a $99 Kindle Fire would be too cheap, even for them.

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Mobility value map

Mobility value map | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

This mobility value map is a good starting point for framing discussions around strategy, business drivers, rationalizing use cases and the creation of value.

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Marrying the BYOD phenomenon to HIPAA compliance

Marrying the BYOD phenomenon to HIPAA compliance | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

In today's mobile-friendly culture, few people think twice before pulling out their phone or tablet to take a picture.

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"The challenge is that mobile technology and all its related benefits have become the norm in real-time communication in our society," said Guillermo Moreno, vice president and managing director of the Experis Healthcare Practice, part of ManpowerGroup. "When applied to the healthcare space, however, a person's privacy and security must be considered equally as important as convenience and cost."

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Make sure your company's BYOD policy doesn't stand for “bring your ...

Make sure your company's BYOD policy doesn't stand for “bring your ... | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Here's what happens when employees bring their own device to work: They still expect to use the same programs and apps as before. But the majority of smartphones, tablets and apps are built for consumers.

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10 worst-case BYOD scenarios (and how to prevent them ...

When it comes to BYOD, the best defense is a good offense. These proactive strategies will help you anticipate and avoid potential problems.

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Can BYOD Breathe New Life Into the Virtual Desktop? - CIO Magazine

Can BYOD Breathe New Life Into the Virtual Desktop? - CIO Magazine | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

It should be obvious by now that this isn't your run-of-the-mill BYOD story. In fact, Seattle Children's Hospital's approach hints at something altogether more fascinating: BYOD leading a resurgence of virtual desktops, a once-promising technology that has largely fallen on the heap of failure.

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The unintended consequences of forced BYOD - InfoWorld

The unintended consequences of forced BYOD - InfoWorld | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

If Gartner's projections are to be believed, by 2017, half of all companies will force employees to use their personal smartphones for work. Even if it doesn't transpire so quickly, I can see it happening at numerous companies. To many CEOs, it's like telling employees to use their own car for business trips or buy their own uniforms for use on the job -- both widely accepted practices.

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Stadiums, Malls, Hotels: The Ultimate BYOD Environment

Stadiums, Malls, Hotels: The Ultimate BYOD Environment | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

If you have a public-facing business like a hospitality or retail operation, you may think just providing Internet access is enough. The Patriots and MGM, however, are going far past simple transport, using advanced networking gear, analytics software and specially tuned deployments to make sure their networks perform well no matter where customers roam on their properties, and no matter what type of device they use.

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Why the Midmarket Is Overlooking Benefits of BYOD

Why the Midmarket Is Overlooking Benefits of BYOD | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Midmarket companies often adopt quick-and-easy legal BYOD policies that alienate workers, because they're written solely for the benefit of the corporation.

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The cloud will make BYOD a non-issue - eventually ...

The cloud will make BYOD a non-issue - eventually ... | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it
  • Coolness, according to technology experts, is at the heart of one of the biggest problems facing business IT today - the rapid influx of consumer mobile devices into the enterprise.


  • To hear Accenture Mobile executive Joel Osman tell it, consumerisation has been the most visible sign of a seismic change in how the business world views technology.
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Intel CEO: Windows 8 touch devices will drop to just $200 this year

Intel CEO: Windows 8 touch devices will drop to just $200 this year | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Windows 8 tablets and touch-enabled laptops haven’t really taken off the way Microsoft had hoped for after tailoring its operating system for finger input. But Intel CEO Paul Otellini believes things are bound to change later this year when the next generation Atom chip arrives, codenamed Bay Trail, bringing along a new wave of devices with prices as low as $200.

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Google CEO: Rugged, longer-lasting, smartphones and tablets on tap

Google CEO: Rugged, longer-lasting, smartphones and tablets on tap | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

In today’s multiscreen world, the opportunities are endless. Think about your device, battery life is a challenge for most people. You shouldn’t need to carry a charger to make it through the day.

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Companies recognizing need for BYOD policy

Companies recognizing need for BYOD policy | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

As more employees bring their own mobile devices to work, companies must assess the security risks and costs. By doing nothing, company security is at risk as employees access email and other potentially proprietary data on their mobile devices. With a policy in place, access to data is controlled, and productivity can be extended to these devices.

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How the mobile enterprise will evolve: Four predictions for CIOs

How the mobile enterprise will evolve: Four predictions for CIOs | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

Forrester Research Analyst Chenxi Wang has identified four trends that she believes will affect the future of mobility for both consumers and businesses. 


"These trends paint a picture of seamless, smart-device security capabilities that are embedded in increasingly sophisticated mobile-cloud services, as well as those that are able to integrate with business models enabled by pervasive mobility," she says.

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Ten steps to IT consumerization success

At TechTarget's Modern Infrastructure Decisions summit recently, independent expert Brian Madden explained how admins can embrace consumerization while maintaining manageability and security.

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Two unique deployments prove that tablets are for all ages

Two unique deployments prove that tablets are for all ages | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

From streaming Christian prayers to being used by mothers to check up on their new-born child, two new case studies prove that tablets have universal appeal. 

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Who needs humans? This futuristic hotel is run by Samsung Galaxy tablets

Who needs humans? This futuristic hotel is run by Samsung Galaxy tablets | Mobility Trends | Scoop.it

A unique hotel in London has ditched human staff and instead relies on touchscreen displays and Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets for guests to check themselves in and watch TV.

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