The bring your own device (BYOD) movement formally advocates use of personal equipment for work and obligates IT to ensure jobs can be performed with an acceptable level of security, but how can risks be addressed given the range of devices used and the fact that you lack control of the end point? Companies looking to embrace BYOD — 44% of firms surveyed by Citrix say they have a BYOD policy in place and 94% plan to implement BYOD by 2013 — need to address four key areas:
1) standardization of service, not device,
2) common delivery methods,
3) intelligent access controls and
4) data containment
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I will be joining Pei-Ying Lin at Cleveland State University today to present on Virtualization for Competitive Advantage.┬á Virtualization can easily transform your IT infrastructure, making your business more agile and give you better ROI on your IT equipment.┬á You can view the presentation below.
I recently published “Up-to-date: Earning the Certs the Market Demands” in Certification Magazine.┬á Certification is an excellent way to enhance your skills and employability, but although everyone wants to move ahead, many lack direction. Which certifications should be pursued to achieve the best return on your investment in time and money?
I recently published “IT Training: Cardinal Virtues and Deadly Sins” in Certification Magazine.┬á The organization from which you receive your IT training will have a substantial effect on your understanding and proficiency within the technology of your choice, the quality of your skill set and, of course, your marketability. Not all IT training organizations are created equal, and the choice of which organization to partner with (or switch to) should be made carefully and knowingly. If you find yourself at one of the virtuous organizations, as we like to call them, you will no doubt learn a lot and be satisfied. Alternatively, you might end up at one of the more sinful establishments that will be detrimental to your success. Because you are probably paying a lot of money for IT training, it is important to be able to identify these virtuous and sinful organizations before you get in a parable trap.
My latest article in Certification Magazine can be viewed online.┬á New technologies are touted every day as a way to increase productivity and decrease the time you spend doing mundane tasks. With so many to choose from, which should you spend your time learning about? Which ones will benefit you? And which ones will be used within corporations in the near future?
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Seagate just announced the release of their 750 GB hard drive.┬á They also state that I should see 1 TB drives by the end of the year.┬á There is a SATA and an ATA (PATA) version for sale.┬á The drive is 7200 RPM and it has a 16 MB cache.┬á I am a hard drive fanatic so I am excited about the announcement and I may pick up one of those terabyte drives in December.┬á