By Francis Czekalski, Consulting Architect, LogicsOne
There's no doubt that BYOD is a top buzzword and priority for IT decision maker in 2013. This is certainly a complex issue that requires a lot of planning and commitment if your organization expects positive results. Below are a couple quick points on BYOD that your organization should keep in mind when implementing and monitoring a policy.
- BYOD programs have the effect of increasing the lifespan of devices because people tend to take care of items better since they are choosing the type of device.
- Security is a HUGE issue around BYOD. BYOD programs can increase security, but, when not monitored correctly can actually lead to a whole new pathway for data leakage.
- Offline computing still tends to be an issue so some hybrid model needs to be adopted.
- It is often believed that with a BYOD program you no longer need to support the clients- this is simply not the case. User productivity will demand that some touch is done on the end user's computer.
A couple interesting findings from a recent study from Dell (http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-stats-research/2013/01/22/study-it-managers-must-embrace-byod-or-risk-being-left-behind)...
- 70% of IT Decision makers believe BYOD helps boost employee productivity and customer response time.
- 59% of IT Decision makers believe they would be at a competitive disadvantage if they did not embrace personally-owned devices
- 56% of IT Decision makers believe that BYOD has completely changed their company's culture
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What's your opinion on BYOD? Has your organization implemented a policy? If not, do you plan on implementing one? Why or why not?
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