re: Uncle Sam Wants To Secure Your Smartphone
This discussion is like the one now going on about healthcare -- Trillions of dollars of protection and the benefits largely missing from the conversation. (In the case of medicine, its called "the patient". $50,000 per patient record possibly, maybe exposed, and not much penalty for killing a guy because of bad or missing data.)
Yes, it is possible to squeeze total financials, business plans, damaging emails, etc. through a mobile computing device. Yes, it is much easier to misplace a phone than a desktop or mainframe. But BYOD also brings amazing new ways of empowering workers of all types and levels. My new S3 forces me to accept remote wipe, complex passwords, and some encryption as the price to connect to my Exchange. Don't ignore the security issues, but at least include the dramatic new ways of sharing data and a command structure whose benefits to the corporation may mitigate something less than a hard-wired Ethernet cable.
And the price savings that hundreds of millions of workers just handed IT instead of company-owned stupid E-mail-only Blackberries at $500 apiece.