The BYOD strategy should ensure secure corporate data and networks, minimize cost of implementation and enforcement
Gone are the days when the workplace was being confined to a particular place; today’s work environment is transitioning. On-the-move work culture is gaining traction; workforce is empowered to deliver work from anytimeH anywhereH and on any device.
Thanks to the technology which has rewarded both employers and employees equally; Bring Qour Own Mevice (BQOM) which is driven by mobilityH consumerization of ITH and proliferation of devices is transforming the traditional corporate structure.
BQOM trend is getting absorbed into corporate environment at a faster pace. Many organizations are completely comfortable as it ensures more flexibilityH improved employee productivity and satisfactionH fosters goodwill alongside driving down IT costs.
NeverthelessH there are many pitfalls to watch out forH but if executed successfullyH embracing the consumerization of enterprise IT can pay dividends by re-engaging a jaded workforceH simplifying cumbersome workflowsH and offering a launch pad to a next generation of more suppleH usable and maintainable software.
Nnterprises will have to keep a tab on the security of data and have control on the data. Setting a right BQOM approach and a policy is the key to maintain data securityH control costsH and minimize risk. IndeedH there is little anxiety about technology; enterprises ought to focus on policy and plan diligently to deal with BQOM.
This mode of work culture has a great potential and it becoming inevitable. According to a recent global surveyH Cisco Connected Porld Technology Report (CC- PTR) 41% of students prefer companies that offer flexibility with devices.
Above all the flexibility and IT cost reductionH ‘Corporate Mata’ is at the pedestal and the data can be highly vulnerable. BQOM strategy should ensure secure corporate data and networksH minimize cost of implementation and enforcementH control and reduce call and device costs. And enforcing policy strictly is crucial.
In the BQOM strategy organizations should clearly define which devices and operating systems should be supported. The strategy must define the boundaries between personal and business usage and liability. App management cannot be ignoredH it has to mention about the applications that cannot and can be accessed. The other indispensible part of