BYOD an CLOUD are two of the worst marketing terms ever coined. Terms that are specifically designed to obscure all of the complexities and details of both topic. They do this so that they can sell the benefits to end users without discussing any of the detriments or complexities.
This deliberated places pressure on internal IT, as it acts to turn end users and even management -- against IT in favor of vendors solutions offering BYOD and CLOUD solutions.
If they called them non-standard hardware use and outsourcing, there would at least be a chance to have an open discussion about the issues.
Until there is an IT solution for BYOD that allows the complete "secure sandboxing" of data no matter what device is used. BYOD will continue to be risky. CLOUD continues to have the same issues that outsourcing has always had. Service Level Agreements are great but do you have the resources to both properly monitor that they are being fully followed and the legal resources to take on the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon if they are not?
There is no choice but to extend out internal Enterprise environments to the CLOUD, which embraces BYOD as we do so. Novell is well situated to offer this in a secure and robust manner.
Now the question is can Novell solve the secure sandboxing issue for all of these varied devices in such a way as to offer Enterprise class security to the data stored/passing though them? I believe that Novell can and will, with a solution like that in place we can embrace any device that supports running these apps/software to attach to our Enterprise networks.
Secure Sandbox - A virtual local encrypted storage environment utilized by Enterprise CLOUD apps/software to store data on any device and to restrict access to only the authorized authenticated user. This Secure Sandbox should also support remote wiping of only the Secure Sandbox area of the device to leave all other device data intact.
There's your multimillion dollar idea for the day.