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How BYOD Creates Challenges for Collaboration

BYOD is often espoused as a victory for the user, a story of empowerment for the newly flexible, tech-savvy workforce. It speaks to catering to employee preference and enabling real choice. That’s the user end of the story. On the business end, BYOD can cause challenges for the often-besieged IT department. Budgets are shrinking and infrastructures and software deployments are …

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5 Emerging Business Collaboration Trends for 2015

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Curious about the most recent trends in business collaboration? To provide a better understanding of trending business priorities, technologies, departments and human interactions, five thought leaders share their insights in a recent Collaboration Trend Report by PGi. [slideshare id=43316191&doc=collaborationtrendreport-150108062605-conversion-gate01] Thought leaders from Edelman, PGi, AirWatch® by VMWare®, Central Desktop and Frost & Sullivan share their top five emerging business collaboration …

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Is BYOD Killing Collaboration?

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BYOD is great for the user. It’s a story of user empowerment. It’s a story of increased user technical acumen, preference and choice. But BYOD can be a catastrophe for businesses, particularly the IT department which is already under siege from all sides. Their budgets are shifting, moving outside their department. CMOs are out-spending CTOs and CIOs on technology at …

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Managing Shadow IT

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Many business units today are purchasing their own technology without any assistance from IT. By the end of the decade, technology spending outside of IT, also known as “Shadow IT,” will become almost 90 percent of total technology spending, according to Gartner. Today’s employees expect the same level of usability and intuitive design from their office applications that they get …

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How Mobile Devices are Impacting Business Environments

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With the ubiquity of mobile devices—smartphones, tablets and even phablets—in the workplace today, it’s hard to imagine getting work done without them. Our smartphones still provide our phone calls and text messages but also bring us our email, manage our calendars, keep track of our notes and even connect us to our meetings. Our tablets bring all the power of …

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BYOD or Bust Part 2: The Risks and Rewards for your IT Department

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Previously, I wrote about how the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement can empower your sales teams with a level of technical familiarity, mobility and flexibility that can significantly speed up time to close. While the benefits of BYOD are clear for your organization’s employees, allowing your workforce to bring their own smartphones, laptops and tablets into your company’s network …

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BYOD or Bust Part 1: Empowering Sales with Mobility

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The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is here, and it’s here to stay. Just two years ago, BYOD environments had already reached 40% enterprise penetration. There are, without question, unique challenges presented by allowing employees to bring their personal devices into the workplace; IT departments have had to adapt quickly in recent years to provide the same levels of …

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How Powerful Mobile Apps are Influencing Work

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According to a recent report by analytics firm Flurry, 80% of the time that we spend on our mobile devices is consumed by the app, compared to just 20% spent surfing the web. While there is some wiggle room in numbers like these (consider, for example, how many apps let you surf the web from within the app itself), the …

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Laptops vs Tablets: Comparing Design on Each Device

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It’s round two of our Laptop vs Tablet battle, in which we help you decide which is the best device for you and the way you work. Last time, it was app-to-app action, as we pitted laptop software against tablet software. Despite iPad-maker Apple’s claims that there’s “an app for that”, it was laptops that came out top, winning the …

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What Information Workers are Spending on BYOD

The BYOD trend continues to grow and an increasing number of employees are spending their own money on technology. Just how do those costs break down? Forrester’s Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey fielded just under 10,000 people located all over the world in companies and organizations of all different sizes. And for computers, smart phones, software and even apps, here’s what …

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