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BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising: InformationWeek Video
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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/1/2014 | 3:22:17 PM
BYOE
It struck me while speaking to CIOs at the conference how quickly any BYOD conversation turned to cloud services. Does that reflect your top worry when it comes to BYOD, readers?
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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7/2/2014 | 9:54:59 AM
Re: BYOE
Well, for me as an employee I do embrace the idea of BYOD. I understand what CIOs really worry about it -  it's  indeed  difficult to control, so on and so forth. But this is not really that bad as long as certain security measures are in place. For example, I can use my mobile phone to check company email but I am forced  to enable PIN code based device protection.
zerox203
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zerox203,
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7/7/2014 | 11:19:00 AM
Re: BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising
BYOD is certainly a touchy issue, Laurianne, but moreover, you're right to point out that it's quickly brancing out into broader and more complex topics that eclipse the initial conversation. Maybe that's just a result of the technology at work here - mobile blends into cloud, cloud blends into virtual, and these all blend into concepts like, say, agile development. You can't talk about one without talking about the others. That certainly goes double with your users.'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' was a very formative book for me, and it seems that modern tech-savvy users are cut from the same cloth as Mr. Mouse; Whatever you give them, it immediately causes them to want something more.

The biggest lesson for CIOs here is, I think, that you need to be adaptive and think on your feet. That may sound a bit trite at this point, but there's really no better way to put it; Any one strategy you come up with is bound to be obsolete by next year. You can try to plan for what's coming down the pipeline, but what if, like the Blackberry Mr. Guzman describes, it never comes? You can't be marrried to any one plan of action, and you certainly can't be married to tradition. Fortunately, most IT pros ought to be people who love technology, so all we have to do is embrace it!
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/7/2014 | 11:27:47 AM
Re: BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising
If you give a mouse a cookie...nice analogy. This would make an interesting interview question. Use a children's book to discuss your BYOD strategy.
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onyekanchege,
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7/8/2014 | 10:50:21 AM
Re: BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising
I absolutely agree with the "Mouse Cookie" analogy.  Adaptability is the key to all things Mobile/Cloud/Internet.  The ability to circunavigate your current situation and have the vision to see what's coming down the road and be able to stop on a dime and chage directions as needed to impact your business positively.  Tough order but as IT practitioners, we have to be able to stay relevant and move with the demands of the business.

Thanks for sharing your comments
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/8/2014 | 11:16:40 AM
Re: BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising
Onyeka, great to see you here. Thanks again for sharing your insight at the conference.
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ChrisMurphy,
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7/9/2014 | 3:02:18 PM
Re: BYOD Expectations Just Keep Rising
In my conversations with IT leaders on this topic, and digital business broadly, I've often referred to Onyeka's reminder that while IT feels like it's hurtling along, pushing the limits, nothing that we're saying is coming out bold enough for business units and employees when it comes to mobile.


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