Employees bringing their own devices to work is not new. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming the rule rather than the exception in today’s workplace. In fact, a growing number of employees are already using their personal communications devices for business purposes, whether or not there is a corporate policy in place. This is most evident in the U.S. (68%) and Canada (65%), compared with the UK, where only 47% operate in this way. (Source: Citrix, Workplace Mobility and the Small Business). 2012-13 really was the year mobility entered the enterprise mainstream. 2013-14 should be the year of consolidation and establishing guidelines around BYOD use.
In a post on ReadWriteEnterprise, guest author Vijay Dheap, Mobile Security Strategist at IBM, outlines how organizations can effectively implement a mobile risk management strategy. Below is an excerpt of the post, but for the full version please read: The Mobile Enterprise: 4 Steps To Keeping It Secure [Infographic]
Following is an excerpt from The Ten Commandments of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) by MaaS360. For the full list of “commandments” please visit the Maas360 site to download the entire guide.
Like any other IT project, policy must precede technology—yes, even in the cloud. To effectively leverage mobile device management (MDM) technology for employee owned devices, you still need to decide on policies. These policies affect more than just IT; they have implications for HR, legal, and security—any part of the business that uses mobile devices in the name of productivity.
Over 5.3 billion people or 77% of the world’s population are now on mobile. This growth has led to an explosion of various devices and networks connecting each other, and creating a borderless world. Consumers and enterprises views on how a mobile device can change their lives or enable them to do business better is rapidly evolving, even as vendors and service providers continuously innovate to fuel this mobile culture. The consequence of this end-user demand has been consumerization of IT.
If you’re not… don’t feel bad. You’re in good company. This infographic, by ClickSoftware, examines mobile workforce management, including the expectations of employees (and BYOD – Bring Your Own Device), how to integrate mobile devices into your organization, and the benefits that you will likely see from increased mobility.
About the Author: Kyle is the HR Analyst at SoftwareAdvice. By day, he blogs about HR trends, technology, and best practices. By night, he’s the Relations Chair for Austin-based independent theatre company, PaperChairs.
When leaving home or the office, what are the must-have items you would never go without? Wallet? Got it. Keys? Yup. Your mobile recruiting application…? Well, sure! Today’s anytime-anywhere mobile access is changing the way we do business. You see, with the right apps and tools, users can manage any number of human resources and workforce management processes from their mobile devices.