Surviving BYOA: Our Top 3 Apps for Work

While BYOD (bring-your-own-device) seems to be a major concern of IT administrators today, BYOA – or bring-your-own-application – is becoming increasingly as significant. Using third-party applications and cloud services in the workplace brings about a host of control, security and productivity considerations. And just like BYOD, BYOA is real. According to a recent Fortinet study of over 3,800 active employees in their twenties, 69 percent indicated that they were interested in creating and using their own applications, while 30 percent admitted they would likely contravene any restrictive company policies.

In this next BYOD Behind the Scenes expedition, I took a look at industry trends and conducted a poll of Softchoice employees to compile our top 3 applications to bring to work! Share this list to with your users and ensure they’re getting the most out of their chosen devices and can make the safest, most productive decisions for your company.

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Using Technology To Stay Ahead In Tough Times

Softchoice’s CIO Kevin Wright talks about using technology to stay ahead in tough times.

Q: From a cost-management perspective, how has the recession changed the way you do things as an IT organization?

A: With every crisis there’s an opportunity to innovate and be more efficient. And that’s how we approached it. We made it a priority to address the things we could control directly by focusing on three key areas: rent and power, travel and IT infrastructure.

And, as a solutions company, we really wanted to leverage the technology we sell to our customers to accomplish these goals.

Q: What specific technologies have helped with rent and power costs? [Read more…]