FIRSTNET: FirstNet to Support Personal Devices Through BYOD Policy That Complements Network. The nationwide public safety broadband network, or NPSBN, will support personal devices once it is operational, said the First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, the group tasked with standing up the new communications network. Read more

FOR THE CIO: Maximize Productivity While Maintaining Security. Surveys of thousands of BYOD users across the world have shown an average productivity boost of one hour per week for employees. However, many of the positive stories about BYOD are found only in the marketing of vendors selling a BYOD product or solution. Often these stories are in the form of customer case studies or “dogfood” stories where the vendor has embraced and benefited from its own BYOD solution. Read more

SURVEY: Half of U.S. Businesses Have No Formal BYOD Policy for Security. Years after the widespread adoption of workplace smartphones, more than half of U.S. companies said they have no formal BYOD (bring your own device) policy to safeguard their enterprises, according to a survey. Read more

CSO: Is It Time to Re-evaluate Your BYOD Policy? The rise in BYOD has left businesses struggling to manage the growing number of access points across their systems. A recent study conducted by Bitglass found that 57 percent of employees and 38 percent of IT professionals don’t participate in their company’s BYOD program due to privacy concerns, that corporate leadership would have too much visibility into the end user’s personal data. Read more


TRENDS: Ten Top Business Intelligence Trends to Expect in 2016. Business intelligence continues to be one of the fastest-moving areas in the enterprise, and the techniques that organizations are using to drive adoption and get value from their data are multiplying. Those are among the conclusions of a new report from Tableau
Software. Read more

STRATEGY: How to Make Your Business Intelligence More Mobile-Intelligent. We need to move beyond traditional desk-based analytics software to solutions that can intelligently adapt on the fly. Read more

SaaS TECHNOLOGY: Put the ‘Intelligence’ Back in Business Intelligence. Our ability to disseminate all types of government data has become much more efficient, and one would think local and state institutions would take advantage of this technology for their business intelligence projects. But, unfortunately, many of these organizations are still relying on cumbersome, expensive tools rather than embracing the benefits of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) tech solutions. Read more

MICROSOFT BI: Brings Cortana, Quick Insights to Power BI for Better Business Intelligence. Microsoft’s Convergence conference for business professionals is being held this week in Barcelona, Spain. It has been bringing us a number of business oriented announcements, including a new Office 365 E5 tier, Power Apps, and more. Now today, more news around its business intelligence platform, Power BI. Read more


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