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WEBINAR: Equipping an Increasingly Mobile Workforce

Now available on-demand  |  DURATION: 1 hour

Hosted by:
Fred Donovan, Senior Editor,
FierceMobileIT and FierceITSecurity

A recent survey revealed that enterprises in the United Kingdom are adopting "Choose Your Own Device" strategies twice as often at "Bring Your Own Device" strategies. This corporate owned but personally enabled trend is also gaining popularity in the United States. This webinar will take a closer look at the business case for CYOD and considerations in implementing such a policy.

Featured Stories/Topics:

  • Rethinking BYOD:Employee empowerment, less responsibility for maintenance, non-existent hardware and wireless plan costs--BYOD is extremely appealing in theory. But as enterprises stand up BYOD many face problems wrapping their arms around the associated risks. Those that are able to manage the security and privacy implications of BYOD sometimes find the associated costs staggering.
  • Analyzing Devices:CYOD is about enterprise IT shops regaining control. But with that power comes a great responsibility to choose wisely in the area of offered devices. What employees want to use and what a company can support are not always the same thing. A thorough platform assessment process should be part of any CIO's CYOD strategy.
  • Controlling applications:Once enterprises have a clear map of the devices and operating system versions they will support, they need to think about the data. What security mechanisms will be put in place? Mobile application management, whitelisting/blacklisting, containerization and mobile device management can all help CIOs prepare for a mobile deployment with security at its core.
  • The Human Element:Technology can enable great efficiencies and protect against malicious threats, but the user is still central to any enterprise mobility effort. How should CIOs engage users to test CYOD capabilities and what policies and user agreements should be in place so the company can cover all its legal and security bases?



J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.,
Chief Mobility Analyst, Compass Intelligence

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. is the Chief Mobile Strategist with Compass Intelligence. A nationally recognized industry authority, Dr. Purdy focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Dr. Purdy is an 'edge of network' analyst looking at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices. Dr. Purdy provides critical insights regarding mobile and wireless devices, wireless data communications, and connection to the infrastructure that powers the data in the wireless handheld. He is author of the column Inside Mobile & Wireless that provides industry insights and is read by over 100,000 people a week.


Bob Egan,
CEO and Founder, The Sepharim Group

Bob Egan is a Veteran Mobile Industry Analyst, Executive Advisor, Wi-Fi Pioneer and, CEO and Founder of the The Sepharim Group, a mobile industry research and enterprise consulting firm. Bob is a former Global VP of Mobile at Gartner, CEB Research Head and Advanced Technology Director at DEC. Bob Egan is the original mobile industry analyst. In this role, his practical insight, industry influence and thought leadership continues to give value to vendors, enterprises, consumers and investors of mobile As an executive advisor, he frequently engages enterprise decision makers to help them build sound and extensible mobile strategies that win. Bob often works with vendor organizations on product design, positioning and M&A.


Joe Yang
Vice President, Global Solutions Engineering, PGi

Joe has been with PGi for 13 years and is Vice President of Solutions Engineering where he plays a vital role in the sales and implementation of conferencing and collaboration solutions for its Fortune 500 global customers. For over 10 years he has worked directly with CIO's to develop and successfully deploy technology and integration strategies that enable companies to collaborate more effectively, reduce costs and improve business processes.

Throughout his career Joe has specialized in a wide range of areas including, document management, email marketing, online meetings and unified communications with a heavy focus on the Financial Services, Technology and Healthcare industries. Joe received a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from the University of California Berkeley in 2000.

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