Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is constantly in the news at the moment, with a huge growth in the number of Apple iPads, and various forms of smartphones based on Android.

People are bringing these devices into the workplace to escape the PC centric client-server based enterprise IT. They want to gain the advantages of using web based cloud services that give them mobility and access to the social tools and Big Data. As the last part of the recent series on various aspects of the cloud model, this month’s technology brief covers BYOD, as well as the usual roundup of industry news.