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  • 5 ways the help desk may be hurting you

    Aptly named, a company's help desk is primarily focused on resolving technology issues so the business as a whole can function successfully. Despite the best of intentions, however, help desks can put the company at risk by using legacy tools, shared passwords and incomplete security practices.

  • Nokia Lumia gets lift from elevator company

    The Australian office of a lift and escalator company has seen more than 70 per cent of employees use Nokia Lumia handsets running versions of Windows Phone under its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy. However, a recent Forrester study painted a less rosy picture for the popularity of Windows Phone in Australia.

  • Are federal agency workers going rogue with personal devices?

    Federal agencies continue to struggle with the question of whether to allow employees to use their personal smartphones and tablets at work under so-called bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, according to a survey out this month from the organization Telework Exchange.

  • AT&T to move from smartphone to smart home

    AT&T announced an all-digital, wireless home monitoring service that will allow customers to control home security and automate tasks such as locking doors and turning off lights from a smartphone, tablet or PC.

  • Opinion: 'Bring your own services' is the next big thing not to worry about

    CIOs often complain that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is undermining their ability to keep their infrastructure and data secure. Every employee who comes to work with his or her smartphone or tablet and pulls up sales reports, help tickets and other corporate data creates a small hole in the armor companies have spent billions to build. Over time, the argument goes, the holes become a dangerous sieve.

  • Tower, tower, come in tower

    It is hard to put your finger on any one thing that sums up developments in the world of IT this year, but a speaker at one of Network World's recent IT Roadmap conferences had an interesting analogy that seems apt.

  • Macs in your business: InfoWorld's expert management guide

    Macs may be a minority of PCs in any business, but these days they are used by most businesses. And as more companies roll out "choose your own PC" and "bring your own PC" policies, IT will only need to be more familiar with managing Mac OS X systems.

  • InfoWorld's guide to a successful BYOD and mobile IT strategy

    It's the biggest shift in IT in years: the consumerization-of-IT trend that gained major traction with the advent of the iPhone and other modern mobile devices, causing most businesses to let employees bring -- or at least choose -- their own smartphones and tablets, all in fewer than two years.

  • InfoWorld's top 10 emerging enterprise technologies

    Everyone is a trend watcher. But at a certain point, to determine which trends will actually weave their way into the fabric of business computing, you need to first take a hard look at the technologies that gave life to the latest buzz phrases.

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