As schools around the country kick off the 2014-2015 school year, the headlines seem tell a story of one school district after another abandoning highly touted programs to put laptop or tablets into the hands of every student. Here are just a few recent articles that seem to mark these programs as failures:Read More
Ever since mobile devices made their way into the workplace, there’s been something of a battle between mobile and paper. Large and small businesses alike have been struggling with the question of how to integrate cloud, mobile and digital workflows into their day-to-day operations.
So Canon USA hired the Harris Poll to examine trends in document management workflow, and their impact on the day-to-day operations of businesses around the U.S. Not surprisingly, there were gaps in how different people within companies view the issue.Read More
Most of the coverage of the deal between Apple and IBM to bring mobility into the enterprise as part of an overall enterprise solution instead of often unplanned BYOD growth has focused on the idea that the deal marks the official end of the PC era. In the short time since it was announced, hundreds of thousands of words have been devoted to the implications for enterprise IT. So what’s left to say?
How about the fact that with more than 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions written as native apps, and a new kind of enterprise-level support options that will very quickly simplify the adoption of iOS devices in the enterprise. As Paul Mah of Fierce CIO wrote, the new support format is one of the biggest benefits for enterprise IT. “Certainly, it would be more palatable getting on-site support from IBM as opposed to having highly-paid IT staffers standing in the queue to get problems fixed.”Read More
Four years ago, in June 2010, Forrester Analyst Michele Pelino wrote a blog post that summarized the top questions that Forrester clients asked about mobile devices and mobile applications. Pelino wrote that in the previous 12 months, 700 of the 22,000 inquiries that Forrester analysts fielded from clients were related to enterprise mobility issues, a jump from 360 in 2007.Read More
It seems that every day brings a new, attention-grabbing headline about the speed at which tablets (iPad, Android, and Windows Surface) are taking over classrooms. But are headlines like these really indicative of what’s happening in U.S. schools?
In 1975, Business Week Magazine published an article called The Office of the Future. That article predicted that the paperless office – where computers shared information across a vast network, and no one needed to print hard copies any longer – would be a reality before the end of the 20th century.
According to some research, more than 70% of organizations permit use of personally owned
devices for business purposes. For most companies, BYOD policies came about
when early adopters started bringing iPhones, iPads and Android devices to work
and seeking access to the corporate network.
Two recent surveys confirm what many IT managers have long suspected: if employees are unhappy with company policies on mobile devices or strict mobile security policies that they see as hindering their ability to get work done, they will find a way around the policies so that they can use unsecured devices to access company files.