The July 15th announcement by Apple and IBM that they were entering into a partnership for IT services and products for enterprise clients has many implications. The essence of the announcement is that IBM will use its services expertise to develop from the ground up an extensive series of apps specifically for use with Apple iOS based products like the iPhone and iPad.
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In our office we saw two new BYOD devices (Bring Your Own Device) show up after the holiday gift giving season. Not a lot until you work it out on a percentage basis and that is over 13% increase beyond the multiple of smartphones and tablets already being used. Over 50% of our employee group has some sort of device connected to our wireless for at least part of the work day.
In a detailed market assessment report published over a year ago Morgan Stanley outlined how disruptive tablet adoption is proving to be. The impact on IT network systems will be significant as tablet adoption continues to move many computing activities to mobile platforms.
Any business IT network administrator is forced to deal with the impact of BYOD, that's Bring Your Own Device if you have not been fully keeping up with the IT acronym stream.