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HP exec: 'CYOD' will TEAR APART the IT dept as we know it

Corporations are close to handing staff credit notes to buy or choose their own technology in a trend that will bust classic IT departments and supply chains, HP's top boss for Europe reckons. BYOD has morphed into Choose Your Own Device (CYOD) but the impact will still be just as dramatic, said Herbert Köck, HP's joint head …
Paul Kunert, 7 Apr 2014
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My work-from-home setup's better than the office. It's GLORIOUS

Storagebod I’ve been fairly used to the idea that my PC at home is substantially better than my work one; this has certainly been the case for me for more than a decade. I’m a geek and I spend more than most on my personal technology environment. However, it is no longer just my home PC. I’ve got better software tools and back-end …
StorageBod, 11 Mar 2014
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Universities teach us a thing or two about BYOD

Our Regcast of 13 June, BYOD Beyond the Noise, focused on the infrastructure you build to accommodate the consumerisation of IT. Trevor Kelly and Andy Cooper, our studio guests from HP, pointed out that universities are one group of institutions that know how to do BYOD (bring your own device) well. In the past 10 years …
Tim Phillips, 9 Jul 2013
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BYOD is a PITA: Employee devices cost firms £61 a month

Companies are paying £61 a month for every device their workers bring into the office, but less than half of IT departments have any say in mobile strategy these days. The numbers come from biz Wi-Fi flogger iPass, which discovered that only 48 per cent of IT departments are still in control of the spending on mobile devices, …
Bill Ray, 11 Feb 2013

Invasion of the Killer Slablets: How BYOD can be good for channel

With a new wave of low-cost tablets hitting the shelves of retailers globally last Christmas – some starting at as little as £100 – consumers of all ages and professions rushed out to grab their very own before the "sold out" sign appeared. But as tablet prices decrease, the potential business impact of the consumerisation of …
Kevin Bland, 22 Jan 2013
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BYOD: A bigger headache for IT bosses than Windows Metro?

Nothing elicits passionate debate quite like the suggestion that consumer technology is dictating workplace IT - with the exception of arguments over the Windows 8 Metro desktop, perhaps. The debate on the consumerisation of IT is packed with business, legal and human resources headaches. Individual prejudices and experience …
Trevor Pott, 27 Nov 2012
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BYOD turns sysadmins into heroes

Bring Your Own Device programmes can help to keep staff happy and turn IT bods into "heroes" but the hard RoI from spikes in productivity is unproven, according to Intel’s IT manager for China. Liam Keating told media at Chipzilla’s Cloud Summit event in Bangkok this week that Intel has around 29,000 employee handsets to …
Phil Muncaster, 31 Aug 2012
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Gadget 'bouncers' hired to patrol biz clouds

Security appliance firms are using the big industry push towards cloud services, and the trend of allowing staff to bring their own devices into work, to sell technology that attempts to fix the resulting security mess. ForeScout Technologies launched a scheme to sell its CounterACT Network Access Control (NAC) technology as a …
John Leyden, 3 Nov 2011
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Round up those wireless devices before they cause trouble

Shiny new mobile gizmos are driving the consumerisation of IT. As a systems administrator, I am naturally wary. Sure, it makes end-users happier, but they aren’t the ones who end up in front of the firing squad when security gets breached. Users don’t care about security. They never have and they never will; it is an …
Trevor Pott, 12 Oct 2011
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Your organization’s security depends on everyone

Live Broadcast Social networks, local admins, unpatched software, missing USBs: the causes of security problems in your business are often not just the big stuff that tries to get inside the firewall, it's the little problems that are already on the inside. On October 13th at 16:00 BST/11:00 EDT, our latest live Regcast questions- Could …
Miatta Momoh, 10 Oct 2011

The effects of Consumerisation results

Reg Research The results of our mega-survey on consumerisation are in. It was a big sucker, and all those who completed it should be congratulated for their stamina and commitment. And your efforts really are appreciated, because we learned a lot. In the first part of the survey, we asked readers to tell us about their own use of personal …
Dale Vile, 10 Oct 2011
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Consumerisation of IT: What do the end users think?

Survey We’re hearing lots of stories about the ‘consumerisation’ of IT – in other words giving users freedom to choose the equipment and online services they need to do their jobs well – and this is the topic of our latest Reg Reader survey. We have already had a ton of responses from IT professionals - hardly surprising, given Reg …
Phil Mitchell, 12 Sep 2011
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Is using your own kit at work a good thing?

One of the latest buzzwords to contaminate this great language of ours is ‘consumerisation’. According to many marketeers, it defines the future of end user computing. As with all good marketing terms, various definitions exist because ambiguity leaves more room for creative product positioning. Fundamentally, however, employees …
Phil Mitchell, 8 Sep 2011
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Don't let your networks speak to strangers

Desktop Run a scan over any company network and you will probably be surprised by what has been connected to it. Staff can be very creative, plugging in everything from printers to tablet devices to departmental servers and network-attached storage devices. They are not circumventing IT policies either, or so they think – just …
Simon Bisson, 26 May 2011
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Your PC, our problem

You can tell the difference between business laptops and consumer laptops pretty easily. Not by the specifications, or the price - as USB 3 and hard drive protection become common, often the only visible difference is whether it comes with a fingerprint scanner. What really sets them apart is the design; consumer laptops come …
Mary Branscombe, 19 May 2011

Consumerisation and client computing

Workshop The Apple Mac is an appropriate candidate for the ‘I want one of those because he’s got one’ poster child. However, the creep of consumerism and its impact on the range of computing devices which find themselves inside organisations goes beyond mere executive envy. The consumerisation phenomenon is a little tricky to pin down, …
Martin Atherton, 14 Apr 2010

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