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Feburary 2013 - Vol 4/ No.1

In BYOD networking, no single solution

Too often BYOD networking challenges are boiled down to security, but that's only a fraction of the battle. As personal devices flood the enterprise, network managers are learning they may need to rearchitect their wireless LANs, find new troubleshooting tools, and most importantly convince C-level executives to fund these projects. We start this issue of The Network Evolution ezine with a story that examines the BYOD challenges outside of security. We didn't expect to hear that personnel and management issues would play such a central role. In his piece, “BYOD challenges that lurk beyond network security,” news director Shamus McGillicuddy reports that too often executive management would rather ban all devices than pay for a BYOD strategy. Yet business divisions within the organization later find ways to circumvent these bans, creating havoc for IT. On the flip side of this issue, McGillicuddy learned that once management does sign on to a BYOD plan, some employees resist the new policy because of the privacy issues linked to ...

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