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'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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4/21/2014 | 1:45:56 PM
Connected car
Accessing your work email or other data in the car via a smartphone and accessing it via the car's connected systems are two different things. (I can't imagine enterprise IT wants in on helping users with that.) But a common language for connected devices has grabbed our readers' interest. See our related article: AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things.
ashtonferguson39
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ashtonferguson39,
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4/25/2014 | 7:01:26 PM
Re: Connected car
BYOA, BYOC, BYOS, BYOD they all are about the same thing, empowering employees to use the tools that they find the best and most convienent for them to use. It is the challenge of IT managers to deal with these new technologies, and it is going to take real innovation by IT departments to do so. This is especially true with BYOD, as many companies are using off-the-shelf broad based solutions. This is changing though as companies are now looking at developing thier own BYOD security and management applications. Our medical facility is doing this by developing our own app for our employees and doctors, using the Tigertext Tigerconnect API for HIPAA compliant texting and Dropbox integration, which will allow an increase in security and compliance but not burden the users will a lot of security protocols and restrictions and it will work across platforms and OSes. I think it is these types of BYOD solutions that will help business get full advantage of BYOD efficiencies. More info: http://developer.tigertext.com/
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/21/2014 | 3:59:33 PM
BYOS
This just underscores that IT should be focused on data, in motion or at rest, rather than devices or applications. And really, security should happen further upstream, at the level of people. If you have responsible employees, you shouldn't have too much trouble. If you have an employee who is committed to breaking the rules and stealing information, playing defense is a losing game.
Arve-OlavS216
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Arve-OlavS216,
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4/22/2014 | 3:00:18 AM
BYOA is another consideration
I work in HPs Healthcare vertical, and while BYOD is all the rage (although it is more that users want to bring the user interfaces they have in consumer devices into the clinical world), from a CIO / information security point of view BYOA (Bring your own application) is a more serious problem.

Just like there is now an explosion of STUFF you can wear and bring with you, there is a similar explosion of applications that we use on these devices and find useful. And we bring them into our work environment willy-nilly, because there are things our work computer does better than the hand-held device.

Sure, I want to enter expenses and pay bills from my mobile phone or tablet. But I may still want to pull up the whole trip or an annual budget on a larger screen or put it in a spreadsheet or whatever. I use my mobile application to record distance when I run, but I go to my PC to look at trends and watch my progress towards the half marathon I now regret that I entered into.

Because we use these applications on our small devices we find them familiar and harmless. While we may be very security concious in general, I bet most all of us have one or two private applications on our PC - at work.
bruceleeteacher
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bruceleeteacher,
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4/24/2014 | 2:34:01 AM
BYOx
BYOx includes any type of device as well as the associated resources and technology to support their use https://byox.eq.edu.au


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