VMware Makes BYOD Mandatory for Smartphones

For those not following this trend, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device and is a pretty big movement in corporate America today. The movement potentially saves money on IT expenses by allowing or requiring employees to provide their own computing and communications equipment, in this case smartphones but often extending to laptops and tablets as well.

I hope this trend makes it to the large corporation I work for soon. The IT infrastructure there is set up to support administrative people who use their computers almost exclusively for email and word processing. As software developers, we are at a serious disadvantage compared to companies that fully accommodate developers. I would be at least a little happier if I could use my Macbook to access email and write documents, while using a dedicated Windows/Linux PC with no connection to the corporate network for development work.


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