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Personal Computing Device Required: BYOD Should Rule
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SaneIT
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11/26/2013 | 8:13:21 AM
Re: Get rid of legacy applications, then we'll talk
I agree that ignoring BYOD or pretending that you can keep it out of your company is short sighted.  I worked for a company that banned cameras inside the building but handed out cell phones with cameras to staff members.  They wouldn't allow USB thumb drives to be inserted into desktops but I could walk in and out of the building carrying a stack of hard drives without questions.  Your polices have to make sense and they have to address the current state of the world not your ideal version.  I wish anyone who is trying to keep smart phones out of their organization the best of luck but I see that as a fight that I don't want to get into.
Thomas Claburn
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11/25/2013 | 4:44:50 PM
Re: Too Trivial
A recent survey by Telerik (admittedly an interested party here), suggests that quite a few are developing in HTM5:

"While native approaches were perceived to be the best choice for mobile application development in the enterprise a few years ago, today, 57% of those surveyed believe that HTML5 is either enterprise-ready or will be within 12 months."

While Telerik is probably exaggerating in accordance with its business interests, HTML5 development seems far from dead.

 

 
J_Brandt
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11/25/2013 | 4:36:46 PM
Re: Too Trivial
No one is doing any serious development for HTL5.  It's all Apple iOS and Android apps.
Thomas Claburn
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11/25/2013 | 4:33:57 PM
Re: Too Trivial
I'm curious as to why you believe HTML5 is dead. 
J_Brandt
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11/25/2013 | 4:15:05 PM
Too Trivial
 I think you're trivializing it way too much.  The car analogy simply doesn't work.  A personal car can't be used as the keys to the corporate secrets. 

Perhaps a better analogy for the personal car might be the case or protector for the BYOD – Go ahead knock yourself out and get whatever case/protector you want I don't care.  I will agree with you that we need to rethink the way we implement security.

 

@Chris, Apple killed HTML5.  Google came along and cut its head off and burned it.  Microsoft wants to pile on.  I don't a resurgence in HTML5 coming anytime soon.
MikeLeib
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11/25/2013 | 2:36:26 PM
BYOD Success is not Luck
I think you're spot-on George, and in fact many companies are battling this very question today. Can they infact institute employee owned devices, strictly? I think it will happen in the near future, and agree with your sentiment.

I will, however, comment that successful BYOD implementations don't happen by luck. Planning, policies and investment in intelligent infrastructure and knowledgeable IT admins remain crucial components that CIOs and CFOs must consider, jointly. Legacy approaches to connectivity, inclusive of security, need to be thought of differently.

My advice is to think inside-out when planning - think from the users/device perspective out to the cloud/datacenter and not vice-versa. IT can quickly discover the problems they need to solve and the correct path/technologies required to do just that.

 
Marilyn Cohodas
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11/25/2013 | 11:05:55 AM
Re: Get rid of legacy applications, then we'll talk
No matter how hard IT management tries to control the beast of BYO devices & apps, employees are going to bring them into the organization. So why not just develop policies and strategies that accept that vision of reality. 

Disagree? Take our flash poll. We want to know your thoughts on what is the best policy for managing a bring-your-own-device program? Vote now and tell us why in the comments. 
Marilyn Cohodas
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11/25/2013 | 11:05:55 AM
Re: Get rid of legacy applications, then we'll talk
No matter how hard IT management tries to control the beast of BYO devices & apps, employees are going to bring them into the organization. So why not just develop policies and strategies that accept that vision of reality. 

Disagree? Take our flash poll. We want to know your thoughts on what is the best policy for managing a bring-your-own-device program? Vote now and tell us why in the comments. 
Lorna Garey
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11/25/2013 | 9:56:40 AM
Get rid of legacy applications, then we'll talk
Seconding Chris' point. This is likely a fine option for some younger and smaller companies, but large enterprises have kludgy legacy applications that require a certain OS/hardware mix to run. Until that changes, no CIO is going to say it's fine for that new data analyst to bring in his Ubuntu system.
ChrisMurphy
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11/25/2013 | 9:34:30 AM
All In On HTML5?
If you go this route, are you betting the farm on HTML5 and browser based apps, and entirely giving up the option for native apps? It seems to me that the big differentiator IT can bring to productivity today isn't around generic apps such as email but around job-specific and company-specific apps, like a sales tool tuned precisely to the needs of a salesperson selling soda to restaurants or shopping mall space to retailers, or to an engineer building a plane. 
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