All About BYOD

BYOD (Bring You Own Device) promises many benefits such as greater innovation, better work-life balance and improved productivity, but it also increases pressure on IT to manage and secure devices and data. How to do BYOD successfully is a challenge. CIO.com's BYOD guide offers a variety of resources and strategies to help you navigate the many pros and cons, security issues, costs and more.

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When it comes to post-PC computing, Apple's iPad has taken a commanding lead in the enterprise. However, will the security, networking and management features of Microsoft's Windows 8, slated for release next month, help Microsoft tablets take a bite out of Apple in the enterprise? Windows RT May Be Microsoft's Answer to Apple and Google in the BYOD Game

CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle says enterprises won't rush to roll out Windows 8. However, they may see the new OS in the form of Windows RT, the ARM version that combines the snazzy UI that users like with management and security controls that IT likes. In other words, Microsoft may finally make a foray into BYOD endeavors.

Windows 7, iOS, BYOD Redefine Enterprise OS Landscape

Led by Windows 7, Microsoft's operating systems still control the enterprise, but the software giant's days of dominance are waning. As a recent Forrester report highlights, mobile devices and BYOD have made the state of enterprise operating systems far more complex.

Cloud & Virtualization and BYOD

BYOD: Making Sense of the Work-Personal Device Blur

The bring-your-own-device trend intersects the lines of personal and work lives, stirring up a mess of problems for enterprise IT leaders, from dealing with lost devices to keeping corporate data out of consumer cloud services.

Can BYOD Bury the Hatchet Between IT and Business?

BYOD can wreak havoc on the tenuous relationship between IT and the business. But networking giant Cisco, which has a sophisticated BYOD plan for employees, is hoping more reasonable BYOD policies that permit personal cloud services will help bridge the gap.

Can BYOD Breathe New Life Into the Virtual Desktop?

Seattle Children's Hospital isn't your typical BYOD story. Its mobile device strategy isn't bound by onerous user policies and monitoring software. Rather, the hospital's CIO reports an interesting twist: BYOD is resuscitating ill-fated virtual desktop infrastructure technology.

Cloud, BYOD Increases Need for Automated IAM Systems

As traditional security concepts of perimeter and end-point defense break down as a result of the proliferation of cloud services and the BYOD phenomenon, enterprises are increasingly feeling the need for greater control over access to applications. That's where automated identity and access management comes in.

VMware Envisions Virtualization in Post-PC, BYOD Era

VMware wasn't just looking to save money when it launched a BYOD plan with the mandate that all of its U.S. employees use their personal mobile phones for work. It was taking a crash-course that would help shape its vision of post-PC era computing.

Can Nvidia's Kepler Processor Revolutionize Virtual Desktop Hosting?

Nvidia recently demoed its long-awaited Kepler graphics processor with no less than a simulation of two galaxies colliding. On a practical level, though, the technology could answer many questions about virtual desktop hosting and, in the process, fill glaring holes in BYOD policies.

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