7 Ways to Manage BYOD
By Alex Rogers, CEO, CharTec
In today’s technology-fueled world, life both inside and outside of the office is becoming more and more connected. According to a study conducted by the Logicalis Group, BYOD makes employees lives easier and allows them to do their jobs better — resulting in an always-on mentality. As mobile devices increasingly are incorporated into the workplace, many IT professionals are becoming concerned over information security with the fear of sensitive corporate information being so easily transported and, in the worst case, lost. With 93 percent of corporate networks having mobile devices dialed in, the BYOD movement shows hardly any signs of slowing down (Dimensional Research, June 2013 survey). For businesses, the challenge to deal with the BYOD development is to set the right levels of governance and management as well as incorporating a strategic plan. When executing BYOD in your company, there are seven main things you need to consider:
- Applications: The line of business application utilized within your office will determine whether or not you can go mobile. If you are able to go mobile, then you need to make BYOD available to your staff. However, to maintain control and management over this, it would be best to limit mobility access to only key executives or decision makers. Take into consideration the more applications that you have available for out of office use, the easier it is for traveling employees or executives to work out of the office. You should also take into account the type of platforming system used to host your company applications.
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