The Department of Veterans Affairs' effort to expand use of smart phones and tablets won't pick up speed until after it implements an enterprisewide mobile device management system to monitor the devices, says CIO Roger Baker.
Bringing Your Own Device raises jitters among employers, who worry about exposing or losing sensitive data, and employees, who fret about their bosses spying on them. Despite these anxieties, the trend will continue because that's what people want.
Steven VanRoekel says the mobile revolution will fundamentally change the way the federal government serves the public and its employees. But in outlining the Federal Mobile Strategy, the federal CIO hardly mentions security and privacy.
It's not a question of if employees will bring their own mobile devices to work and connect to your systems. It's a matter of when. But the benefits of BYOD outweigh the risks, says Malcolm Harkins, CISO of Intel.