Huawei finds scope in BYOD and cloud

Grazed from DeccanHerald.  Author: N V Vijayakumar.

Huawei Enterprise, part of Chinese networking and telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei Technologies, reinforced its cloud and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies to make deep impact in the market.  In an interaction with Deccan Herald, Huawei Enterprise India President Daniel Jiang said, besides partnering with the government initiatives like Digital India and Smart City projects, the company finds opportunities in cloud and BYOD spaces too.
“Our public cloud service was deployed in July 2015, and we started working with China Telecom, and some West European telecom players. In India, we are helping our partners to give quality solutions to customers in areas like service, storage, network, network virtualisation, public, private, and hybrid space. For this, we have partnered with Netmagic, Sify, and NxtGen, among others,” he said...

Cloud Computing: Moving Towards a Fully Mobilized Workforce

Grazed from SmartDataCollective. Author: Rick Delgado.

The modern office is nothing like it was in the past. In fact, in many cases it’s not even a physical location. Improvements in technology have allowed us to work from anywhere, whether right at home or flying on a plane. Our lives have become increasingly demanding, meaning we require better tools to help us get the same amount of work done while we’re on the go.

This has significantly contributed to improvements in mobile technology. Within the past few years we’ve shrunk our machines, cut their wires and made our cell phones smarter. These developments aren’t just for personal convenience either. Sure, the ability to access social media and take quick pictures is great, but mobile devices are also incredibly useful for sending and accessing information from almost anywhere. It’s this benefit that has caused such rapid integration of smartphones into the workforce...

BYOD: BeYond Outright Disaster

Grazed from WilmingtonBizInsights.  Author: Shaun Olsen.

You love your technology. In fact, it’s with you more often than your spouse – and may actually know you better, given both Android and Siri’s propensity to find you/follow you/anticipate your next move.  You’re committed to your platform, in part because it has made you more productive. But start a new job, and you’re likely to find that they use a different platform, and you’re stuck learning a new skillset just to get started.

A movement to allow you to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work began in 2009, and despite significant push-back from corporate IT departments, it has continued to grow. If the data included in recent reports from analyst firm Ovum are true, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is “here to stay.”...

BYOD is not rocket science--or is it?

Grazed from FierceMobileIT.  Author: Fred Donovon.

As more companies grapple with the challenges of allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, they can perhaps gain some insight from a bunch of rocket scientists at NASA.  Surprising as it might sound, the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) at NASA has embraced BYOD and implemented some innovative BYOD measures, a report by Lifehacker explains.

Tom Soderstrom, IT chief technology and innovation officer at the lab, says that to keep ahead of IT trends he maps out three-year IT increments and crowdsources innovation during seminars with JPL staff...

Juniper Ethernet Switches Target BYOD, Cloud Environments

Grazed from eWeek.  Author: Jeffrey Burt.

Juniper Networks is rolling out a new line of Ethernet switches aimed at helping enterprises deal with the increasing demand for better and faster access to cloud services and applications such as unified communications and virtual desktop infrastructures.

Juniper's new EX4600 switches, announced Aug. 13, are open and scalable, and offer high performance in a small and cost-effective form factor, according to company officials. The switches also leverage Juniper's Open Converged Framework (OCF), an approach to networking introduced by the company in June that calls for using open, published interfaces to enable the convergence of wired and wireless networks from different vendors...

Cloud Computing: BYOD, IoT Increase Security Challenges

Grazed from eWeek. Author: Jeffrey Burt.

A group of Dell experts, customers and partners, as well as analysts and journalists, debate the issues of security in a rapidly evolving IT world. Mobile computing, the cloud, bring-your-own-device and the Internet of things are trends that are changing the way computing is being done, and forcing businesses big and small to rethink what security needs to look like in order to protect the growing numbers of user devices and data.

At a recent panel discussion in Boston, Dell officials and customers, as well as analysts and journalists, discussed the security challenges that these trends bring with them, the issues facing enterprises and small and midsize businesses, and what will security measures will be needed in a world where workers are more mobile and armed with more smartphones and tablets, data is stored in the cloud and information is constantly flowing across networks to and from a multitude of systems, machines and devices...

Cloud, BYOD and IoT could 'kill off' stack vendors

Grazed from CBROnline.  Author: Duncan MacReal.

New IT trends, including cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT), could kill off swathes of stack vendors as numerous start-ups emerge to cash in, one software development specialist has warned.

"When we look at business competition, each wave of these trends and changes brings about huge numbers of start-ups and new competition that we've never seen before," said Charles Race, SVP EMEA, Informatica...

Acer to open cloud solutions experience center

Grazed from CNA.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Taiwan's struggling computer manufacturer Acer Inc. will open an experience center for its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) business on May 29 in Taoyuan County in Northern Taiwan to showcase its cloud computing solutions.  The inauguration ceremony of the center and its global press conference will be hosted by Chairman Stan Shih, CEO Jason Chen and BYOC President Maverick Shih, Acer said in an invite sent last week.

Stan Shih told a local media briefing on May 4 that Acer is expected to announce more than 10 BYOC partners at the inauguration ceremony, including hardware manufacturers, software companies and content providers...

Redefining Mobile with Cloud Computing and BYOD

Grazed from Kropla.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Mobile communications move and change at the speed of light. The way businesses and consumers use mobile technology today is not even remotely the same way they were using it just 10 years ago. In fact, mobile technology is moving so quickly that “mobile” doesn’t mean the same thing it did just a few years ago.

Old vs. New Mobility

When mobile phones and wireless internet first came on the scene, they were used as a way to stay in touch while on the road. But now, thanks to smartphones and mobile cloud computing capabilities, business travel spending is down, and mobile communications is skyrocketing...

How Are Cloud Computing Advances Enabling BYOD Policies?

Grazed from TelecomRamblings. Author: Matt Smith.

Bring your own device (BYOD) strategies are becoming more prevalent in various industries, but often little effort is expended in the management of devices and security. Fortunately, many companies are starting to consider their options in this area. The benefits of allowing staff to use their own devices have been fairly well established, but that doesn’t mean that all the concerns have simply gone away. While there are many efficiency and budgetary gains to be had, there will always remain the possibility of a device getting lost or compromised, leading to a wide range of problems for the company.

IT teams must implement many different measures and processes around the network to provide all the advantages to the employees while still protecting the company’s sensitive data. With so many mobile devices, apps, and operating systems trying to connect to the network, BYOD has certainly posed some challenges on this front. However, cloud computing offers a number of solutions that directly address these issues...