"IBM's BYOD program "really is about supporting employees in the way they want to work," Horan said. "They will find the most appropriate tool to get their job done. I want to make sure I can enable them to do that, but in a way that safeguards the integrity of our business."
To that end, the company has issued a series of "secure computing guidelines" to employees in an effort to raise awareness of online security and the sensitive nature of corporate data, Horan said.
So far, about 120,000 users are accessing IBM's network through mobile devices, and of that total, 80,000 are supplying the device and paying the monthly service fees, according to IBM spokesman Tim O'Malley. The remaining 40,000 are using smartphones issued by IBM. The company has an "aggressive" projection for growth for this year, although a specific figure wasn't available, O'Malley said."
CDM Mobility Summit 2013 summary
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 2:25p Christopher Pepin I presented at the CDM Mobility Summit in Miami, Florida on November 12-13, 2013. IBM co-sponsored the conference and Dianne Del Rosso, IBM MobileFirst Director, presented the opening keynote on a "Strategic Guide to Becoming a Mobile Enterprise." I led a roundtable discussion on the best practices of mobile technology leaders that leveraged the recent IDC study and online assessment tool. Of the roughly 30 clients in attendance at my session, only 2 qualified themselves as mobile technol [read] Keywords: collaboration
IBM 2012 Tech Trends report interactive analysis tool now available
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 9:42a Christopher Pepin Late last year, IBM published the Tech Trends report which is based on a survey of more than 1,200 IT and business decision makers who are determining when, where and how their organizations adopt mobile, analytics, cloud and social technologies.
With a new online tool, you can now see the Tech Trends study findings from an industry perspective. Within each technology area (Mobile, Social, Cloud, Analytics), you can interactively investigate adoption rates, investment levels (over the next tw [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM InterConnect conference summary
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 10:42a Christopher Pepin I attended the IBM InterConnect conference last week in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands resort and
convention center. Key themes included cloud, mobile, social and big data & analytics. IBM Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty gave the keynote presentation on what it means to be a "smart" enterprise. It was a fantastic conference, and I posted a summary on the IBM Mobile Business Insights blog.
I presented on MobileFirst infrastructure and I've in [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Interconnect Conference Preview
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 8:42a Christopher Pepin The IBM Interconnect conference kicks off next week in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands resort and convention center. Key themes include Cloud, Mobile, Social and Big Data & Analytics. I'll be presenting on Instituting a MobileFirst Infrastructure as well as participating in a number of onsite events. The best way to contact me at the conference is via Twitter @ChrisPepin. I'll be blogging and tweeting during the course of the conference.
Smartsite: plan [read] Keywords: ibm
Mobile is business in motion
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 8:22a Christopher Pepin Mobile means many different things to people. To some, mobile is smartphones and tablets, to others mobile is BYOD, still others define mobile as working from home. IBM defines mobile as:
Business in motion: business with anyone, anywhere, anytime
Mobile, cloud, information and social are four complimentary technologies that are creating new opportunities for businesses. Gartner refers to these as the Nexus of Forces.
Mobile is about transacting business and drivin [read] Keywords: ibm
US Open Tennis 2013
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 9:42p Christopher Pepin I had the opportunity to attend the US Open tennis tournament in New York city yesterday with my son.
Readers of this blog will recall my previous visits to the US Open in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. This year, I attended the opening Monday night session which included a spectacular opening ceremony with a performance by Lenny Kravitz. Celebrities in attendance included NYC mayor Bloomberg, Billie Jean King and Donald Trump. I watched Sarena Williams defeat Francesca Schiavo [read] Keywords: ibm
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:22p Christopher Pepin Virtualization is simulating one hardware or software platform on another and has been around since
mainframes in the 1960's. Over the years, the use of virtualization has expanded beyond mainframes to include servers storage, network, applications, desktops, laptops and even mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
There are several types of mobile virtualization including operating system, applications and entire virtualized desktops. Virtualization can provide flexibility as w [read] Keywords: applications