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How Bring Your Own Device Fosters Trust in the Workplace

Business leaders are always looking for ways to increase employee satisfaction and productivity. This, of course, can be done in a number of ways and each company has it’s own unique approach. One approach that all companies should be considering adding to the list is “bring your own device,” more commonly referred to as BYOD. This term refers to the practice of allowing employees to use their own personal devices at work, for work. BYOD has received a fair amount of criticism in the media for its potential dangers, and rightfully so. It isn’t a perfect system and still has several issues to work out. However, companies are also finding it extremely beneficial for a number of reasons. One in particular is the environment of trust it tends to foster. Why trust matters? First it’s important to establish why trust even matters. After all, shouldn't employees be able to punch the clock and work hard without feeling like their co-workers are their best friends? The reality is that the most successful companies are built on an environment of trust. Trust allows employees to communicate their honest thoughts and concerns, without the fear of rebuke. It opens lines of communication between leaders...
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How Social Media Can Help Homeowners Find Their Style

Social media pages are incredibly popular, and come in all different styles and types. Because of this, you can use social media to help you identify your own unique interior design style.   Locate a number of pages you enjoy viewing on a daily basis. Bookmark and save them. By finding the pages that appeal to you the most, you can start to devise the styles you want for your own home, whether it involves attractive furnishings such as a beautiful platform bed, or the colors you’ll be applying to the walls of various rooms.Here’s how to do it.   Choosing social media pages for interior design purposes   Choosing the social media pages to follow on an ongoing basis to develop your interior design ideas takes time and consideration. There are many different design pages, with many different levels of taste and sophistication, from the crafty to the elite.   If you enjoy doing crafts and remodels with your own two hands, you’ll naturally gravitate toward some of the do-it-yourself social media sites. These types of pages allow visitors to see what other people are creating on their own, using items they procured from a proper craft store or a...
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The Realities of Employee Compliance with BYOD Rules

Bring your own device (BYOD) has been growing in popularity in recent years. In the workplace, BYOD essentially allows employees to use personal devices for company purposes. This practice has become so widespread that some even predict it will become mandatory by approximately half of employers by the year 2017. This is especially true for midsize and larger enterprises (2,500-5,000 employees) where the practice is more prevalent. While many point to the benefits of such a system, which include greater employee freedom and potential reduces cost to the company, others emphasize the risks, mainly in the realm of security. Much of the success of a BYOD system lies in the hands of the employees themselves. If employees are careful and diligent in following rules that minimize risk, security becomes less of a problem. However, there is evidence to suggest that many employees may not be willing to comply. Young people don’t follow the rules Recent research shows that the younger generation of employees (age 21 to 32), including those who are now just entering the workforce, are resistant to BYOD security policies. Researchers took a survey of 3,200 employees at this age and found that 51 percent were willing to ignore...
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The Unstoppable Rise of Digital Streaming

Digital streaming is rapidly becoming the delivery method of choice for various forms of media, from music to movies and a whole lot more. Streaming movies alone has become an enormous industry, with tens of millions of people signing up to services from large companies offering films and programmes that are instantly viewable across a range of devices. A large part of the attraction of streaming movies is that people get to watch what they want and when they want it. It does away with scheduled broadcast services from television companies, whose executives decide what we should view, and when. It's all about providing more choice, flexibility and control to people, and it's a development that's also being seen in other forms of traditional media, such as newspapers. Editors are losing their control over what kind of news and features people should read about. Consumers are seeking out what they want themselves, on the multitude of internet sites. With the development of advanced Wi-Fi devices that can be plugged into televisions, enabling seamless streaming, and the emerging availability of limitless data packages that are also affordable, it’s a safe bet that streaming movie and programme services are going to rise even...
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Bring Your Own App: The Benefits and Challenges of a New Trend

A big change is already taking place for businesses across the world as the proliferation of mobile technology rapidly advances. For years, companies have been trying to keep up as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become commonplace in the work environment. Another similar trend is emerging, one taking advantage of the innovations of programmers and entrepreneurs. It’s called Bring Your Own Application (BYOA), and some experts are predicting it will surpass BYOD as the dominant movement in the office. Whereas BYOD is when employees bring their personal devices (tablets, smartphones, laptops) in to work to perform their duties, BYOA is where employees utilize their own chosen apps that are downloaded onto their devices. The two trends are similar in nature in that employees are choosing for themselves how best to do their jobs by using the latest technology. Both strategies carry significant benefits, but they also come with potential concerns that IT departments must address. BYOA is a result of employees looking for the right tools to get the job done in the most efficient way possible. One recent study found 37% of employees who already use apps for work are likely to spend their own money downloading apps in...
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