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  • BYOD: Enterprise must brace for Apple Watch release

    Businesses should brace themselves to deal with a wave of wearables in the workplace, with people almost certain to use the Apple Watch for work tasks according to Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda.

  • MWC 2015: Galaxy S6 and Edge feature plums for workers and IT shops

    BARCELONA: With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung is making a concerted effort to attract workers as potential buyers and to win the hearts of IT managers who have to wrangle with enterprise smartphone security and management.

  • Google pushes Android devices into the enterprise

    Google is working to push more Android-based devices into the enterprise.

  • Deloitte predicts 're-enterprisation of IT' in 2015

    Stand aside, consumers – the enterprise will drive growth of drones, wearable devices and 3D printing in 2015, according to Deloitte.

  • Managing BYOD expenses: How to get it right

    Bring your own device (BYOD) has become an accepted practice in business. Gartner predicts that by 2017, half of all employers will require workers to supply their own devices for work. Yet there are mixed reports about whether BYOD actually saves businesses money.

  • Microsoft Office advancements are a boost for BYOD programs

    Microsoft is giving corporate BYOD programs a boost by upgrading its Office offerings for iPhone, iPad and Android to deliver more features free, increasing the likelihood that mobile workers will have better tools available to be more productive.

  • Startup Capriza scores $27M to Zapp legacy apps into mobile ones

    <a href="http://www.capriza.com/">Capriza</a>, a startup that helps enterprises convert their legacy apps into mobile- and cloud-based ones, Thursday announced it has racked up an additional $27 million in venture funding. That should be enough to help Capriza scale its business on the marketing and sales side, and maybe even have enough left over to afford a drummer and bassist to form a company band (more on that later...).

  • Tech support's NSFW problem

    As the recent <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2600774/cloud-computing-hacked-naked-selfies-stick-around-celebrity-icloud-sex-download-fears.html">scandal</a> over leaked celebrity photographs reminded us all, people use their electronic devices for very personal pursuits in the era of smartphone ubiquity. Depending on the age and inclination of its owner, a modern-day digital device might contain not just nude selfies like those that were <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2602387/the-fappening-icloud-users-beware.html">shared online</a>, but images from dating sites like Tinder and Grindr, <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/09/03/the-fappening-and-revenge-porn-culture-jennifer-lawrence-and-the-creepshot-epidemic.html">creepshots</a>, or other salacious or even illegal material downloaded from the backwaters of "the dark Web" via anonymizers like <a href="https://www.torproject.org/">Tor</a>.

  • Workers use their own smartphones 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.

  • Citrix touts new ‘software-defined workplace' focus

    Citrix is laying out a new strategy to position itself as a "software-defined workplaces" company that enables its customers to have a mobile workforce that can access everything they need to be productive from anywhere and on any device.

  • Dell's 'virtual smartphone' furthers its drive into worker device management

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

  • California cell-phone ruling poses big BYOD challenge

     A recent California appellate court ruling could hurt efforts to implement bring-your-own-device (BYOD) to work policies nationwide, analysts agreed Tuesday.

  • IBM's 'click to buy' consulting services look beyond just IT

    IBM hopes to expand its customer base and sell to executives outside of IT, including marketers, with a new set of consulting services that can be bought online with a credit card.

  • Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

    A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.

  • Chekkt launches, giving enterprise software buyers another Yelp-like marketplace

    The explosive growth of public cloud services has generated a parallel problem: How can companies, especially small businesses and freelancers without the benefit of a dedicated procurement department, filter the flood of choices available for every type of business software and find the one that's best for them?