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How Companies Are Managing The Explosion Of Mobile Devices

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Mobile devices are not new to the enterprise, but the sheer volume of them owned by employees is changing everything.

Two years ago, enterprise IT managers would have recoiled at the idea of letting employees bring a variety of devices to work. IT managers, after all, are there to protect the company's network from viruses and to protect sensitive data from being lost or stolen. Opening the door to a profusion of devices would make their jobs that much harder. 

But IT can no longer protect data by controlling every device employees use. Employees will be working on their own laptops, phones and tablets, whether IT likes it or not. It's a trend called Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and it has given rise to a category of software called Mobile Device Management.

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