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What IT Leaders Need to Know About Coping With Smartwatches in the Enterprise

Published: 03 November 2015

ID: G00276793

Analyst(s): Rob Smith , Bryan Taylor, Leif-Olof Wallin


Smartwatches are the newest "bring your own" device with unknown impacts to IT. This research will assist endpoint computing leaders pursuing mobile strategy in making an informed decision about if and how smartwatches are to be supported in the organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Actively Monitor for Rapid and Disruptive Changes in the Technology and Their Impact on Investment
  • Continuously Evaluate a Set of the Most Common Smartwatches and Other Related Devices to Determine What Advantages and Challenges They Pose to the Company's Infrastructure
  • Perform Detailed Testing of Smartwatches to Understand How They Will Interact in Your Environment
  • Expand the Mobile Policy to Include Smartwatches
  • Educate Your Employees on the Best Practices With Smartwatches in the Organization

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