This week: BYOD - Myths, Policies and Support
With the rise in popularity of BYOD, quite a few articles have popped up exploring the myths and policies (or lack thereof) that come with a BYOD program. Today, we’ll introduce a different side of BYOD as well – BYOD in schools. Let’s get started with the latest on BYOD myths and benefits.
This week: CoIT and BYOD and the Enterprise
Consumerization of IT and BYOD are at it again as some of the biggest topics of the tech world. People can’t stop talking about both of these rising trends so let’s get started. First let’s tackle this week’s COIT news.
This week: BYOD and VDI – Acronyms of a Changing Workplace
This week BYOD and VDI were big topics in the tech world, so let’s get started.
Brian Madden wrote a piece on the top 5 reasons people use VDI. In previous posts, Brian argued that VDI isn’t about saving money or making desktops easier to manage. Instead, the primary reason he provides this week to use VDI is the ability to host desktops in a data center rather than dealing with Remote Desktop Session Host. Other benefits Brian lists for VDI are: security, the ability to have users instantly work anywhere, allows users to use whatever devices they want, and allows users to install whatever programs they want.
We’ve been discussing the BYOD trend since we launched this blog last year, and are very excited about the Webinar we’re hosting tomorrow – “Turning the BYOD Problem into the BYOD Opportunity with Matrix42 Mobile Device Management.”
BYOD is impacting organizations everywhere, and it’s a trend that shows no sign of lessening, especially as smartphones and tablets continue to gain in popularity. Today’s worker wants to work on his own terms, and tomorrow’s worker no doubt will want the same – in fact, he’ll probably have even more workstyle demands.
I’ve seen organizations first-hand struggle with the proliferation of employee-owned devices in the enterprise, but I’ve also seen organizations take advantage of this great opportunity to grant users the freedom they crave, and thereby increase overall productivity.
Earlier this month I read a Gartner press release that I feel the need to share, and add some additional thoughts of my own. The release talks about the shift to personal clouds, and I totally agree with Gartner’s viewpoint, as I am living this shift today.
Gartner predicts client computing will shift in the next two years from a personal computer market to a personal cloud approach, making the user much more independent from his/her device. Gartner’s megatrends forcing the personal cloud era are:
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