The latest is about the trend to BYOD (‘Bring your own device’) and how to manage that in your workplace.
Here’s an excerpt:
Mobile technology trends have not only revolutionized how we communicate personally but how we connect professionally. Since technological mobility has such profound effects on everyday life, it’s not surprising that private mobile devices have naturally found a purposeful home in the workplace to add.
In 2011, 835 million users relied on smartphones globally, according to Business Insider on current mobile trends. Also, SnapHop.com gathered data from comScore 2012 stating: "In the U.S. alone, there were more than 400 smartphone devices on the market at the end of 2011." Smartphones, however, only account for a small piece of the mobile trend pie. Smartphones, notebooks, tablets and applications all support mobile device-centric lifestyles, from home and personal needs to the office and professional demands. Because of the digital evolution, mobile devices have infiltrated workplaces as essential tools for communication and completing tasks.
Utilizing personal mobile devices for work purposes is so widely accepted that "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) is a business policy that companies provide for employees. This new movement doesn’t come without obstacles and challenges. From the insecurities of exposed confidential data to uncontrollable data leakage, extensive BYOD issues require attention. To start, companies embracing a post-PC and IT consumerization working landscape requires superior management tools and systems to control high risks that come with private mobile devices used for work purposes.
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