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Jan 22, 2016

Mobility News Briefing - Jan 22

It's hard to keep up with every news story, interesting article, and blog post. Catch us every Friday for a roundup of the stories we think you want to know about each week. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss an update!

It's time to rethink how you think about talent...

The story? Sharon Florentine of CIO.com says "2016 is the year of talent", topping the list of the top 10 workplace predictions for the coming year.

The reason? As the economy improved, recruiting practices became more vigorous and employees became more knowledgable by leveraging websites like Glassdoor and LinkedIn.

The result? A shift in the employee-employer relationship and has brought "talent" to the top of organization's to-do lists.

What to do? To ensure organizations have the right people, in the right jobs, it's time to rethink about how you find talent, how you retain it, engage it, and motivate it. Especially if your in IT, because, the IT talent crunch is intensifying.

Get the full list of the top 10 workplace predictions for 2016 here.

Wearables market is booming but they are not a part of BYOD...

The story? With an estimated 72.1 million wearables sold in 2015, Ken Hess of ZDNet shared his thoughts on the question...

Are wearables a part of BYOD?

In short -- no. Ken says this is because the wearables currently on the market so simple, only connecting to an app or two via Bluetooth, so they don't need to be included in a companies BYOD policy.

Thinking ahead -- probably. Ken explains that as soon as developers create business apps for wearables like a virtual badge that gives employees access to the office, system administrators need to be able to secure the app.

Check out the full article for the top five wearable vendors and more business applications for wearables that you should have on your radar.

 

Olivia Holmes

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