Consumerization of IT

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New BlackBerry CSO Calls Security 'War of Good vs. Evil'

BlackBerry's new CSO David Kleidermacher has 23 years of IT experience and expertise in IoT technology, and he will presumably play a key role in the company's future IoT security strategy.

CIOs Deploy Different Social Tools for Different Types of Collaboration

Jive, Jabber, Yammer, SharePoint, Lync--CIOs roll out a variety of collaboration tools to fit the work styles of various types of far-flung employees.

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Why Betting on Google is Risky Business for Enterprises

Not everything that comes out of Google is gold. Some projects die quickly, others languish for years, but the risk is the same for companies that decide to invest early in Google's ambitious and unproven concepts, including its Glass...

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BYOD Was a Tech Roller Coaster Ride in 2014

From the beginning, the Bring Your Own Device movement has been a nightmare for CIOs. And recently many workers – once excited by the concept – are wondering if it’s worth it. Here’s a look back at CIO.com’s year-long coverage of this...

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Around the World With BYOD

More than half of employees across the global bring a mobile device to work. However, when you look at individual countries, the results vary wildly in terms of ownership and adoption -- surprisingly, some tech-loving countries are...

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How 'Facebook at Work' Could Alter the Social Enterprise Landscape

Facebook is readying a new social network for the workplace that could represent the purest manifestation of the consumerization of IT movement to date. The success of 'Facebook at Work' will, however, rest on the company's ability to...

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BYOD Brings Corporate Contradictions

CIOs naturally want a BYOD policy in place to give them some level of control, but the reality is that employees will do whatever they want regardless of the policy.

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Workers Use Their Own Devices at Work, Without Boss's Knowledge

Many workers use their personally owned smartphones and other computers for job tasks, but a new survey shows a big percentage are doing so without their employer's knowledge.

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Stop Complaining When Microsoft Pulls an Update to Fix it

Faster deployment means we'll see bugs; that's just the way consumerization works.

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CBS Interactive CIO Says Shadow IT Is an Opportunity

By looking at the shadow IT that lines-of-business deploy and asking business leaders how it improves their business, IT organizations can gain a better understanding of what they can bring to the table to help the business succeed.

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Oracle's Cloud Strategy Sounds Great. For 2012

Oracle needs to recognize that the consumerization of IT is already here.

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How Companies Can Take Advantage of the MOOC Revolution

The consumerization of employee training.

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Is a Remote-Wipe Policy a Crude Approach to BYOD Security?

While the capability to remotely wipe data from lost or stolen mobile phones may help CIOs sleep at night, it may be an outdated approach to BYOD security.

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How Apple Comes to Work: Gradually, Then Suddenly

The iPhone 6 won't change the working world, but Apple Pay and the Apple Watch might.

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Apple Watch is Still a Question Mark for Enterprises

The just-announced Apple Watch comes with a lot of unknowns, making it way too soon to call as an enterprise contender.

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Dell's 'Virtual Smartphone' Furthers its Drive into Worker Device Management

Dell announced a 'virtual smartphone' to help companies keep better track of security and expenses related to employee-owned smartphones and tablets.

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What California’s BYOD Reimbursement Ruling Means to CIOs

A recent California court ruling that requires companies to reimburse workers for business calls on personal phones adds fear, uncertainty and doubt to an already-complicated BYOD landscape. CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige talks to David...

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Workers Going Rogue With BYOD (and BYOA)

More than half of employees admit to going rogue to do their jobs. In other words, it really doesn't matter if IT formally rejects BYOD -- or Bring Your Own Apps -- because it's happening anyway.

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