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Productivity gains spur Intel to expand BYOD program

Agam Shah | March 6, 2013
Intel has 23,500 devices and 41 applications and services in its BYOD program.

Intel has been moving more applications to the cloud as it tries to improve employee mobility. More Intel engineers are using cloud services to design applications for devices in shorter time. With the help of templates and reusable Web services, developers are able to write programs faster, which has also helped bring products to market faster.

The use of handhelds has grown in Intel by over 200 percent over the last two years, so Intel has also taken steps to secure mobile devices to prevent data theft or malware attacks. Intel employs differing levels of security for mobile devices, and has devised a model to determine access privileges depending on a device and location. For example, the model calls for access to more internal information and services via laptops than smartphones. The model is still being tested and will be fully deployed this year.

"The goal is to provide a security infrastructure that does not hinder mobility," Stevenson wrote in the report.


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