Feature BYOD has been an enterprise hit because it allows employees the convenience of combining their work and personal lives on a single mobile device while offering companies a sense of security thanks to mobile device management software. However, a breed of monstrous new MDM software threatens to send users away screaming.
News The fight between CIOs and CMO for control of IT dollars is well-documented. The battles are real and heated, but how different are CIOs and CMOs? For a deeper look inside the personalities of these tech and marketing leaders, we turned to the definitive source -- Myers-Briggs -- for a detailed breakdown of their traits and tendencies.
News If you work in the tech industry, the good news is that overall salaries are up year-over-year. But you're probably thinking, 'Fine, but what does that mean to me?' If you want to see where you fit, this IT salary guide covers every tech job from CIO to help desk professionals.
News Analysis According to a new Forrester Research report, this is the 'age of the customer' and there's no time or room for turf wars, competing agendas and distrust between technology and marketing departments.
News Analysis Are the cash-soaked, plush-bus-riding, entitled techies at Google, Facebook, Twitter and other firms ruining the City by the Bay as stuck-in-the-60s, Haight-Ashbury-loving, world-peace-dreaming protesters would have you believe? Or do San Franciscans just need to get over it? Take our quick poll.
News After trailing iPads and Android tablets for enterprise market share in 2013, analysts predict that Windows 8-based tablets will surge from a distant third place to lead the field.
News If you were just getting comfortable with BYOD, brace yourself for new twists and turns. CIOs can expect more devices to enter the enterprise in consumer clothing, real security threats to emerge, new MDM options and much more in 2014.
News Generation Y is a complicated bunch. Many millennials are over-educated, under-employed and carry debt greater than their annual salaries -- yet your future hinges on them. Whether you need to hire them or sell to them, this infographic looks at common traits of millennials as both employees and consumers.
Feature You may make your living in the technology field, but that doesn't make you a techie. However, if these 10 criteria apply to you, then you can officially don the 'Techie' badge (and we all know that techies love badges).
News You may make your living in the technology field, but that doesn't make you a techie. However, if these 10 criteria apply to you, then you can officially don the 'Techie' badge (and we all know that techies love badges).
News Apple marketers are some of the best in the business, especially when showing off the new iPad Air in a promotional video. But don't fall completely for the marketing hype this holiday season. We break down one of their most compelling videos to separate real-world uses from fantasy.
News The best thing about driverless cars is that robots don't get distracted. CIO.com senior writer Tom Kaneshige explains why we should pry our fingers from the steering wheel and leave the road to self-driven cars.
Feature If your BYOD policy goes too far, you may be prosecuted for unfair labor practices. However, courts expect you to produce all relevant data in discovery proceedings. Meanwhile, your employees may fear retaliation if they don't sign draconian BYOD policies. CIO.com talks to attorneys to better understand the legal side of BYOD.
News Experts at the Open Mobile Summit discuss the future of mobility, some have a rosy view, some a darker perspective. Perhaps mobile innovation can make life easier, but what will it cost you in terms of privacy?
Feature The mobile world changes fast. Case in point: A year ago thinking that Android devices could be on par with -- and perhaps even overtake -- Apple in the enterprise would have been considered crazy. But the today the race is neck and neck.
News IT departments want to control the devices employees bring into the workplace. Employees say, 'my device, my rules.' It's an epic battle that promises to rage on, but who's winning right now? Check out this infographic for a BYOD scorecard.
News BlackBerry's fall means CIOs must quickly develop a new mobile strategy. The big three of enterprise mobility are familiar names -- Apple, Samsung and Microsoft. Who will win out?
Feature A woman says she was fired from her job at Xerox for posting a photo on Instagram and using the company's name as a hashtag. It's just one example of how social media can cost employees their jobs, expose employers to lawsuits and sour the workplace with distrust.
News From a distance, Silicon Valley may look like a center for technical innovation. But it's more than that. Look closer and you'll find a home for social outcasts, radical libertarians and nerdy geniuses who dream of fleeing society entirely and building their own tech-utopias.
News Analysis By offering a free Mac OS X upgrade that's (quietly) enterprise-friendly, Apple may have found a way to appeal to both the consumer and business sides of Mac users' persona. And once they have a chance to test it, it may even make CIOs happy.
News For years, CIOs raged against stealth technology that could put their company's security -- and maybe their authority -- at risk. Today, though, IT executives see the world differently and are quick to explain that they should be ambassadors between tech vendors and business users.
News That sound you hear is the buzz around marketing using social media and mobile apps. Not only can marketers now reach a larger audience, data analytics measure the effectiveness of digital campaigns in quantifiable terms. But can marketing pros become technically literate without losing their creativity?
News First Yahoo called its remote workers back to the office. Now HP has issued an 'all-hands-deck' mandate. (Rumors are swirling that Visa may be next to rein in workers.) Is this really all about innovation? And will this approach work with today's tech workers -- especially those in Silicon Valley?
News Millennials will challenge traditional managerial methods and question your every move. However, they will also bring energy, tech savvy and innovative ideas. Focus on hiring and retaining them as if your job depends on it -- because it will.
News Workers say they are overwhelmed by information and worn down by technology. However, almost 60 percent of U.S. employees say they would wear technology if it made them more productive. Check out this infographic that highlights our love-hate relationship with tech.
News As a rule, CEOs in the technology industry tend to be a pretty bright group. Their vision, passion and leadership have changed the world. BUT they also have moments that leave the rest of us wondering, "Are they really that dumb?"
News When 340 high school students figured out how to remove mobile device management software from their iPads they did more than gain access to social networks and banned websites. They exposed what can go wrong with Apple's approach to supporting companies and schools looking to deploy and manage thousands of iPads.
Feature Forget what you think you know about Generation Y. A recent survey dispels many of the myths surrounding millennials and the digital culture. Turns out age may be nothing but a number.
News Financial analysts, tech industry watchers and even a few media outlets struck out on initial iPhone 5S and iOS 7 predictions. Why didn't they see the record-breaking sales coming?
Feature The high-profile Google Glass and Samsung Galaxy Gear are grabbing headlines in wearable technology news. However, the reality is that rather than products for the elite, wearables will be more practical, more affordable, more power-efficient -- and not fashion statements.
Feature iPads in the enterprise is a great concept and many companies are eager to roll out pilot programs. However, the reality is that these programs can drag out for years and, in some cases, thousands of iPads sit in warehouses waiting for programs to be approved.
News Analysis Apple's latest mobile operating system upgrade, iOS 7, will be ready for public consumption on Sept. 18. To help you prepare, enterprise mobility company Cortado has some suggestions (in infographic form).
News Analysis Mobility in the enterprise is on the move. What's the future look like? BYODers might have to fork out more cash, businesses must turn into mobile tech experts, and CIOs will take on a new role.
Opinion Smartphones are everywhere, and smartwatches are poised to follow. Techies are eying Google Glass. And we now wear our technology on our sleeve. Have we finally reached gadget overload? CIO.com senior writer Tom Kaneshige isn't afraid to say, 'Enough!'
News Infographic: With so much tech gear hitting the market already this year, and so much more on the horizon, this visual guide will help you keep your gadgets straight.
News Microsoft had to make a move in the mobile market, and it made a big one acquiring the smartphone business of Nokia. As a bonus, Microsoft may have also bought its next CEO.
News Who owns mobility in the enterprise? It's not the CIO. The business side is seizing power for mobile application development and management, and software vendors are quickly adjusting to service this nontechnical target market.
News If you've ever felt isolated among your smartphone-obsessed friends and family, you're not alone. In fact, a new video from My Science Academy captures that feeling of isolation. CIO.com Senior Writer Tom Kaneshige weighs in on whether mobile devices connect us or sentence us to solitary confinement.
News For all the success the iPad has enjoyed, it's only big drawback has been that Microsoft Windows software - and Microsoft Office, in particular - doesn't perform well. However, now Parallels has unveiled an app that brings full versions of Windows desktop software to the touch-based iPad.
Feature Apple's first rule about enterprise features: 'You don't talk about enterprise features.' While you may not hear it from Cupertino, BYOD features abound in iOS 7 and, according to AirWatch's Blake Brannon, they are 'as innovative as we've seen from Apple.'
News Seems everyone has an opinion about Apple these days. If you were calling the shots, what changes would you make at Apple? Tech analyst Rob Enderle weighs in to help get your thought process rolling.
News Whether you describe Edward Snowden as a hero or a criminal, thereu0019s no denying the impact that this self-described u0018computer wizardu0019 is having on IT leaders. After all, if even the NSA can fall victim to a tech-savvy millennial, how can they defend their data?
News When the grants that fund Goodwill International began to require onsite job assistance programs, the organization had no choice but to become a mobile enterprise. Doing this on disparate devices and a nonprofit budget wasn't easy, but remote desktop and mobile management tools did the job.
News Apple's developer website is finally fixed after nearly a month of disruption. Then came Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's doomsday prediction on the eve of Apple's big fall product launch, followed by billionaire investor Carl Icahn showering Apple with some love. It's getting crazy in Cupertino.
News When it comes to mobile devices, hidden costs are everywhere. There's a good chance your company is paying for something it shouldn't be, and this infographic will help you spot the unintended financial consequences of employee mobility.
News Analysis From labor issues that span the globe to flat retail store earnings to momentum-grabbing competitors to pressure from the Feds (and the list goes on), this is one week Apple executives, investors and fans would like to forget.
Feature Infographic: Why can't IT pros and business pros get along? Maybe there is inherent tension between the two groups, but there are ways tech and end-users can work together. BMC Software looks at the prevailing sentiment and offers suggestions to improve communications.
Feature Employees want their go-to business apps available on their mobile devices. IT wants to deliver enterprise apps to help mobile workers become more productive. So what's keeping CIOs from bringing those critical apps to iPhones and Android phones?
News A survey of IT executives and IT pros paints a disturbing picture of BYOD. That picture includes a lack of confidence in compliance with federally mandated regulations, a fear that sensitive data is at risk and uncertainty about the overall effectiveness of BYOD.
News In the brave new world of BYOD, zombie phones are most likely lurking in your enterprise. As company-owned mobile phones are replaced by employee-owned devices, corporate billing from carriers sometimes lives on. Are these undead phones eating away at your tech budget?