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There's still a security disconnect on BYOD

Corporate employees are taking a surprisingly lax approach towards security issues raised by the business use of personally owned mobile devices.
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Google beefs up Apps mobile management features for Android

Google has boosted the Android management features in Apps to help IT admins control access to the suite from users' Android smartphones and tablets.

Google looks to unite work and pleasure with Divide buy

Google could gain a stronger position in businesses by acquiring Divide, an enterprise software company focused on the bring-your-own-device to work model.

BlackBerry is laser-focused on the enterprise with BES10

After encountering problems last year selling its newest smartphones, BlackBerry has shifted to a stronger focus on the enterprise, especially through distribution of its BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobility management client software.

Samsung Knox 2.0 only available on Galaxy S5 for now

Samsung has made the second version of its Knox data and app security platform available worldwide, but at first only users and enterprises that have the new Galaxy S5 can take advantage of the improvements it offers.

Samsung touts mobile security to IT execs

Samsung is deploying Knox, its secure platform for mobile devices, to earn the trust of the IT departments that run BYOD programs.

Aruba announces five software tools for optimizing Wi-Fi networks

Aruba Networks announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where it's common to see employees using three different mobile devices with multiple applications.

With BYOD smartphones on the rise, IT headaches will become migraines

The bring-your-own-device trend will only get more nerve-wracking for IT managers in 2014 because of the 30% annual growth expected for smartphones purchased under a BYOD approach, and the further emergence of Windows Phone as a third platform behind Android and iOS.

5 ways that BYOD is shaking up tech support

Amid the clamor of "bring your own device" (BYOD), a question lurks in the background: "What happens to technical service and support?" Concerns for the tech support function encompass the extremes, from agents being overwhelmed with calls, to their becoming inhabitants of a help desk ghost town.

Five ways IT can prepare for wearable devices at work

Just when IT execs are getting a handle on how to accommodate employees' personal smartphones and tablets in the workplace, the technology industry has thrown up a new challenge -- wearable computers.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) In Depth

BYOD morphs from lockdown to true mobility

Four companies that have been at BYOD for a while talk about how their programs have changed with the times. One key takeaway: Don't expect to save bundles of money. Insider (registration required)

Getting started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

There are several deployment choices, but none is overly complex to set up.

'Oleg Pliss' hack makes for a perfect teachable IT moment

Earlier this week, some iOS device owners woke up to discover that "Oleg Pliss" had hacked their iPhones and iPads and locked them up. The hack could have been worse, says Ryan Fass, which is why it's a good lesson in security that IT staffers should use.

Evan Schuman: Snapchat's latest feature shows why IT must tame marketing's inner monster

Marketers will want to use tools like Snapchat's Here feature to bend consumers to their will. IT has to inject rationality into the resulting discussions.

Field Notes: 'Rogue' employees want IT to lighten up already

National correspondent Julia King reports the mood is feisty at this year's CITE Conference & Expo.

How to set up Microsoft's Web Application Proxy

Implementing WAP involves a lot of moving pieces; here's what admins need to know for a successful rollout.

How to safely mingle personal and business data in a Windows world

Work Folders, new to Windows Server 2012 R2, helps administrators manage user-created data in a BYOD environment.

Can BYOD lift the IT support burden?

IT will benefit from BYOD if it has clear policies that limit its involvement in support. (Insider; registration required)

Surprise: Mobile devices don't help office ergonomics

For generations, office ergonomics involved various measures intended to keep employees productive while they remained in their chairs. New thinking and new devices are changing all that.

Career advice: Three issues that should top the IT agenda this year

Premier 100 IT Leader Sonya Christian also answers questions on career paths.

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