Tag Archives: BYOD

Weekly recap: Develop applications that empower users, BYOD acceptance, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the importance of developing applications that empower users, cloud architecture, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Can business embed IT
Like it or not, IT departments are changing. We’re seeing a shift towards the integration of IT and the business. Technology shouldn’t be confined to one department. It must permeate the entire business. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 strategic CIO priorities for 2013, concerns with BYOD, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on CIO priorities, BYOD concerns, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Why you’d be stupid to bet against HTML5
If your company is considering mobile apps, what approach are you taking? Native, mobile web, or hybrid? While each approach has its benefits, this article explains the big reason why the mobile web approach is so useful for business. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 BYOD concerns, design tips, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on BYOD concerns, application design tips, and more. I hope you find them useful:

iPad: Shiny new object, or new enterprise computing platform?
How does your business view tablets? Like it or not, tablets are making their way into the business world, with many experts predicting that tablets will even replace the PC. That means it’s time to start adapting your current apps for use on a touch-based interface. How can you do that? This article gives some good advice for those just starting out. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 business apps for the iPhone, roadblocks to cloud computing, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the roadblocks to cloud computing, the best iPhone business apps, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Lessons from a big iPad Enterprise Adopter
Is your company thinking about adopting tablets? If so, here’s an article you’ll want to read. It’s an interview with the manager of mobility at one of the biggest corporate iPad adopters in the world. Find out what he learned in the process, as well as why their company has switched their focus from native apps to mobile web apps. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 technologies shaping IT, BYOD best practices, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the BYOD best practices, IT tech skills, upcoming technologies, and more. I hope you find them useful:

For BYOD best practices, secure data not devices
As mentioned in this article, the key to BYOD success lies in the data, not the device. The companies that will struggle with BYOD are those that haven’t yet figured out how to control their data. Continue reading

Weekly recap: 10 best tablets in the world today, BYOD face-off, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the best tablets in the world, BYOD, Twitter’s recent Transparency Report, and more. I hope you find them useful:

The U.S. Government has asked for Twitter user’s data 679 times so far
Twitter recently unveiled their first Transparency Report, detailing how many times governments around the world demanded its users’ information and asked that it remove content. As it turns out, the U.S. Government topped the list. By far. I mention this story because it has big implications for cloud computing. What happens if the government requests user data from a cloud hosting vendor? Who owns the data? I suspect this will become a big issue in the next few years. Continue reading

The key to BYOD: Ignore the device?

Save TimeAre you worried about the growing “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trend? Do you see it as a massive security risk?

If so, you’re not alone. Discussion threads across the web are filled with security questions surrounding the topic, such as:
“How do we control the devices?”
“Will a lost device compromise our data?”
“How can we possibly secure every type of device?”

Those are all valid questions. Frankly, the thought of employees walking around with confidential company data on their smartphones is terrifying. It’s a security nightmare waiting to happen.

How can you address these security concerns?

Here’s one way: Ignore the device. After all, BYOD isn’t really about the device. It’s about the data. Mobile devices are just another piece of hardware used to access data. Trying to control every consumer device in your company will only overwhelm you’re already busy IT department.

Instead, focus on controlling your data.

Think of it this way: The device should be the doorway to your data, not the destination. Give users a simple, secure way to access data using their devices, without storing data on the device itself.

How can you do that?

Make your web applications available as smartphone and tablet web apps. This gives your employees a simple, yet secure method to access data on their smartphones and tablets. More importantly, it helps your business in a couple of ways:

  • You control the data – Your data is securely located in your database, with nothing stored on employee devices. If an employee loses their device, there’s no security risk.
  • It works on all devices – Unlike native apps, mobile web apps work on every platform and operating system. There’s no need to create different apps for different devices. You instantly support all devices, both now and in the future.

The best part: It’s easy! Take a look at the video below. It explains how your company can automatically create smartphone and tablet applications.

Want to try it for yourself? Sign up for a free, 30-day m-Power Trial. The onscreen tour walks you through the process of building a web (and mobile web) app without programming. It’s completely free and takes just just 30 minutes. You can get started right here.

Weekly recap: Adopt the cloud and kill your IT career, 8 reasons for HTML5, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the risks of adopting the cloud, HTML5, employees using their own devices at work, and more. I hope you find them useful:

8 reasons to gear up for HTML5 Now
HTML5 is a hot topic, but there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding it. This article gives a nice explanation of what it is and how it will help. Continue reading

BYOD: Passing fad, or the next big thing?

EducationNew trends put business leaders in a bit of a “catch-22”. If you jump into a passing fad, you’ll appear short-sighted. If you ignore the next big thing, you’ll look foolish.

So, here’s a question for all of you business leaders: Is the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend the next big thing, or is it just another over-hyped fad? Should your business pay attention to it, or ignore it?

While I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter in the comments below, here are my two cents. The BYOD trend is probably over-hyped in the media…but it’s very real, and it’s here to stay. Continue reading