April 2013

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HP Integration Strategies: Industrial considerations for BYOD

With the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend beginning to take hold in the process industries, plant managers and IT groups are taking more interest. Not only do they have legitimate securi..

Forbes, H., ARC Advisory Group

With the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend beginning to take hold in the process industries, plant managers and IT groups are taking more interest. Not only do they have legitimate security concerns, but, in refineries and petrochemical plants, field devices must be certified to operate in hazardous locations—a requirement that excludes most consumer devices. Mobile computing Mobility is the core value proposition of the BYOD trend. Mobile computing is rapidly becoming the normal use-case for enterprise IT, rather than the exception. In processing facilities, most workers already own their personal mobile devices, which they often prefer to use. And in every industry, wor

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