B.Y.O.D. may give the business side greater choices now, but it reminds me of the decentralized software choices in enterprises that caused chaos and excessive expenditures years ago. This is going to end in tears!
There's so much talk about IT and the business forming better alliances than ever, Joanne. Perhaps it's all about talking the good talk against the reality of the IT/business gap. I'm not sure, though. I believe there's been a lot of consciousness-raising in many enterprises seeking a better pairing of IT with the business.
Used to be that an IT department that made standalone decisions without input from business units was referred to as the "tail wagging the dog." B.Y.O.D. puts the power (for better or worse) in the hands of business users. No longer tethered to out of touch decisions by IT, B.Y.O.D. is the new tail wagging the dog.
B.Y.O.D. will widen the gap in already tenuous relationships between business and IT. It isn't just the convenience of social media and individual choices in device usage driving technology decisions by business users. It offers business users freedom from having to communicate their needs to IT departments that aren't listening.
A recent release of the popular TweetDeck app for Twitter power-users gives new life to software that had previously taken a wrong turn. Here's a quick walk-through of the new TweetDeck, to show you why it should be at the top of your Twitter toolkit.
Michael Brutsch, a.k.a. Reddit's Violentacrez, is a creep who posted borderline kiddie porn to the Internet anonymously, and got fired when outed by a media outlet. It's a cautionary tale even for people who aren't jerks and predators.
On the occasion of Internet Evolution's 5th anniversary, Editor in Chief Mitch Wagner and Editor in Chief Emeritus Nicole Ferraro reminisce about how business on the Internet has changed over five years. Also, Mitch tries to remember what "Enterprise 2.0" means.
A survey by JD Powers found that customer interest in product features is lessening as phones evolve. Rather than features, price is driving purchases, and that change could have a dramatic impact on how IT departments secure these devices.
The iPad Mini is the latest iteration of the exploding tablet category. Because most tablets are WiFi-only, they create a new kind of mobile network. The problem is that we don't have issues like roaming and security defined for this new world.
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