Monday, May 21, 2012

IBM Faces the Perils of "Bring Your Own Device"

On this blog and other places, I have been an advocate for BYOD in schools and I have pointed out the "Speak Up" survey in 2011 suggested almost 2/3 of parents are willing to buy a device for their children to use in school. Apparently IBM has had a BYOD program, but they have begun to regulate which services employees can use. (Several pose threats to data--interestingly this article makes no mention of malware!)

This points out the differences between building and managing systems for business users and education users.

I thought you might be interested in the following story on

"IBM Faces the Perils of "Bring Your Own Device""
After letting its employees use their own phones and tablets for work, the company confronted a flood of insecure apps from the open Web.

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- Dr. Gary Ackerman

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