BYOD: Where is it Going from Here?

BYOD: Where is it Going from Here?

By Michael F. Finneran February 11, 2014 3 Comments
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BYOD: Where is it Going from Here? by Michael F. Finneran

In the What UC Trends Will Fizzle in 2014 podcast held two weeks ago, Dave Michels suggested the following: "BYOD is absolutely over;...not that bring your own device is over...bring your own device and store corporate data on it...will dissapear in 2014..." (start at the 8:35 mark of the January 27 recording to hear the entire segment). This sparked the idea for this week's Industry Buzz podcast, moderated by Michael Finneran. The UCStrategies Experts discuss where they see the BYOD movement progresssing in 2014. Michael is joined by Marty ParkerRoberta J. FoxPhil Edholm, Steve LeadenClark Richter, and Art Rosenberg.  

Refer to the time codes below for each speaker:

  • Michael Finneran
  • Marty Parker (3:32)
  • Roberta J. Fox (5:50)
  • Phil Edholm (8:36)
  • Steve Leaden (12:19)
  • Clark Richter (16:07)
  • Art Rosenberg (19:44)
  • Michael Finneran (21:16)

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3 Responses to "BYOD: Where is it Going from Here?" - Add Yours

Bruce Burgess 2/12/2014 12:23:08 PM

This podcast was excellent. The diversity of perspectives covered areas from smart phones to TVs to personal apps and company data. Thanks a million.
John Leonardelli 2/14/2014 4:41:29 AM

Corporate Data on laptops has already been a problem for years and also for smartphones. Luckily, there are applications to help minimize this problem. Do companies use these tools or do they just take a heavy handed approach.?

Because Apple cannot partition work data from personal data, the IT department will wipe the phone and delete everything on it. Regardless, if you have done a back up or not. Regardless if you just took photos of a loved one that can never be replaced. Regardless, if you just have access to exchange email on your device.

BlackBerry and Samsung have come up with applications to resolve this and the BlackBerry has the best solution managed by the BES server.

Maybe the return of the two cellphones on the belt is going to make a comeback.

Other IT departments are starting to lock down laptops including access to USB ports which really hinders productivity and prevents at times work being done because every action may need a work ticket issued. I have a 72mb file that needs to be put on a cd or usb stick as part of an rfp response and also make a back up.....hmmm usb ports are not open. I cannot email a file larger than 10mb due to IT policy.

Maybe the return of office printers is going to make a comeback.
Art Rosenberg 3/3/2014 12:02:42 AM

It's not just "'work" data that needs to be protected, but any "business" data that customers and business partners need to access. That's why it will be necessary to move to "dumb" devices that don't store business information and merely provide secure access (sandboxed "personas") to business data through online (mobile) apps that will authenticate individual end users, combined with encryption over wired/wireless network connections.

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