Wearables, IoT spark interest in mobility management tools

BYOD hype has abated, but the problems of unmanaged devices are real.

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The hype around BYOD isn’t as loud as it was a few years ago, but that doesn’t mean the problems associated with managing user-owned devices have gone away. And with the growth of wearables and the emergence of IoT, control of mobile technology will become even more of a challenge.

Research from Ovum shows that more than 25% of "bring your own smartphone" activity still happens directly against corporate policy, and only 36% of those who use their own smartphone for work have signed up to any kind of BYOD policy, says Richard Absalom, principal analyst, Enterprise Mobility and Productivity Software, at Ovum.

“So there is still clearly a lot of work to do for IT departments to get on top of the behavior,” Absalom says.

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