How the cloud can help cut costs  [05/29/2013]
It wasn't that long ago that businesses would invest thousands of dollars on new machinery and software every few years. This was a costly necessity of doing business that often meant relearning how to accomplish certain tasks with new technology. Now, organizations can use cloud computing solutions to make this process much easier and save money.
Most mobile users play games on their devices  [05/29/2013]
With more gadgets available for consumers to buy, there are more ways these devices can be utilized. Business in particular has seen both positive and negative effects of the crossing of these devices for business and personal use. While mobile device management can be used to help regulate how smartphones, tablets and other devices are used, the truth of the matter is that most companies are going to have to figure out what to do with employees that want to play games on these devices
Organization, planning still more important than cloud  [05/29/2013]
While cloud based services can greatly help organizations, a recent report by Oracle and Dynamic Markets showed that the work an organization does with the technology is more important than the technology itself.
Determining the best workers for BYOD  [05/29/2013]
A bring your own device policy should take into account not only which types of devices, apps and tools can be used but which employees are allowed to use their personal gadgets at work. Tom Kaneshige of CIO wrote that many opinions are being formed about hourly workers and salespeople using devices under the umbrella of BYOD. For hourly workers he said it can help increase productivity and save costs, especially for younger workers who may not have their won corporate devices.
Cloud soon to be the most transformative enterprise technology  [05/29/2013]
Mobile is currently the largest transformative technology in business, but according to a recent report from CIO U.K., cloud based services will soon take over. The CIO Priorities report found that 48 percent believed data and analytics were the largest drivers of transformation with mobile at 31 percent and the cloud at 18 percent, however, this may soon change.
Make cloud apps work for business  [05/28/2013]
Cloud based services such as Dropbox and SugarSync are used by employees across multiple organizations - whether executives know it or not. Forrester analyst Ted Schadler wrote in an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal that regardless of whether the business approves of these apps, companies should try to best incorporate them to benefit employees and the organization at large.
Tips for good BYOD security  [05/24/2013]
The bring your own device trend is spreading across enterprises everywhere. However, not every organization allowing employees to bring their own smartphones, tablets, laptops and other gadgets have a strong security plan in place. IT professional Gerry Tucker wrote on Business Spectator that with malware, hackers and other issues, companies need to take steps to secure their mobile network.
New technology needs improved networks  [05/23/2013]
Traffic online is growing by the day as more organizations and consumers are using the internet. One area that may need to improve as the use of cloud based services, mobile devices and more grow is the existing networks organizations use to operate on.
IT must get a handle on SaaS  [05/23/2013]
New technology traditionally runs through the IT department, but Paul Venezia wrote on his Deep End blog on InfoWorld that business units are starting to adopt and use software-as-a-service outside of IT. While this may look like it makes the job of IT much easier, IT should have a handle of this technology to ensure that it will be as secure as possible.
Mandatory BYOD may be a mistake for many businesses  [05/22/2013]
It was previously reported by Gartner that by 2017, approximately 50 percent of all companies will make their employees use personal smartphones for work. While this could save money and make these employees more efficient, Galen Gruman wrote on InfoWorld that there could be some unintended consequences of this forced bring your own device policy.