IBM stung by BYOD pitfalls

The bring-your-own-device trend may cause as many problems as it solves, according to IBM CIO Jeanette Horan. BYOD, in which companies let (even encourage) employees to use personal smartphones or tablets to access company applications, boosts productivity. It also causes big IT headaches.

Think BYOD is an issue? Wait for Stealth IT

Devices aren’t the only problem associated with the consumerization of IT. A report out from Deutsche Bank notes that the flip side of employees bringing in their own devices is IT managers and staff bringing in their own compute resources without consulting their higher ups.

Five big things to watch out for in 2012

What kind of amazing new things are going to happen in tech over the next 365 days? Digital design agency Fjord got out its crystal ball and let us have a preview of its annual prediction of the most important themes in tech next year.

Finance, healthcare jobs most likely to allow personal iPhones, iPads

A study undertaken by Good Technology, makers of enterprise mobile security software, found that neither heavily regulated industries nor size of the company is an impediment to making bring your own device policies work. Good says BYOD improves employee productivity and can save money.

Go ahead, bring those holiday gadgets to work

IBM recently announced new social networking and collaboration mobile apps — specifically designed to support enterprise needs around consumer mobile devices. IBM aims to bring social networking, real-time collaboration, and online meeting capabilities from behind the company firewall and into the hands of tablet users.

How P2P Will Reshape the Enterprise

Gone are the days when P2P was more or less synonymous with file sharing. Now you can offer up just about anything you can think of for sale, rent or trade directly to interested individuals. But P2P will also reshape how business operates inside and out.

Apperian Gets $9.5M Funding to Tap Enterprise Mobility Boom

Apperian, maker of a platform that helps companies build enterprise mobile apps, today announced it has closed $9.5 million in VC funding. The company is hoping to take advantage of an enterprise mobility boom, with an increasing number of firms equipping staff with mobile devices

Bring Your Own Device Will Usher in Bring Your Own Apps, Too

The workplace, and especially the virtual workplace of the distributed office, will inevitably see more and more workers embracing the “bring-your-own-device” model of enterprise hardware management. But there’s also another new trend that companies who use distributed teams should prepare for: the era of bring-your-own-apps.