BYOD and Mobile Device Management Panel From the WiFi Symposium

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The Wi-Fi Mobility Symposium panelists discussed the nascent trends of bring-your-own-device (BYOD), its impact on Wi-Fi networks, and how to manage these devices. This session was introduced by Andrew von Nagy and moderated by Andrew and Marcus Burton. It features the following panelists (L-R):

  • Devin Akin, Aerohive Networks
  • Carlos Gomez, Aruba Networks
  • Paul Congdon, HP Labs
  • GT Hill, Ruckus Wireless

The appeal of the latest generation of smartphones and tablets is undeniable. Consumers are buying mobile devices in record quantities, replacing sales of traditional PCs and laptops, and becoming more tech-savvy than ever. And now they want that flexibility and ease-of-use in the workplace too. The industry is calling this trend the “consumerization of IT” and one thing is clear, enterprise IT departments have little say in the matter due to executive level sponsorship. Symposium panelists will present the challenges and opportunities with mobile devices in the workplace, and discuss solutions that allow IT departments to effectively enable workforce mobility without compromising corporate data security.

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