Bring Your Own Device
The myriad ways in which mobile devices are used have redefined the concept of “business”. Employees are putting evermore pressure on businesses to allow them to use their personal mobile devices for business purposes forcing organizations to consider the adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. Welcomed or not, consumers are driving the technology train with little regard for who’s on board. It is crucial that organizations have a clearly defined stance on BYOD whether they choose to adopt a program or not.
By opening the corporate door to personal devices, organizations are fostering an employee-centered working experience that benefits both the employee and the organization. However, BYOD goes far beyond ownership of the device. It carries many complex and unseen legal implications and security ramifications (reference our BYOD iceberg).
How can IT managers ensure they are getting the most out of their strategy while mitigating the risks? If implemented correctly, a proactive BYOD program can improve compliance, flexibility, device security, and network resource management.
10 Steps to Launching a BYOD Program
Understand that BYOD is not for every organization or every employee. Thus programs should provide a clear understanding that by “opting in” the employee chooses to accept and abide by the terms set forth in the policy.
We Can Help
BYOD policies and practices will evolve as technology and trends evolve. Laying a solid foundation early by properly defining your organization’s goals and guidelines concerning BYOD will put your organization in a better position to adapt to newer more innovative and productive ways of doing business. Let Notify help you assess your technology requirements, share best practices, and provide you the mobile management tools to accomplish a successful BYOD program.
- Manage corporate and individual liable (BYOD) devices using an on-premise or cloud-based platform
- Support a multi-OS strategy (iOS, Android, Windows Phone and more)
- Set corporate or BYOD policies with various levels of permissions and restrictions
- Separate corporate and personal data on devices with the ability to selectively wipe only corporate data
- Locate, Lock, or perform Full Wipe if the device is lost or stolen
- Distribute apps and files to corporate and BYOD users or user groups
- Enforce jailbreak/root detection, device encryption levels, minimum OS versions and more
- Set automated restrictions and alerts when a device is out of compliance
- Export reports documenting device statistics, user information, and system alerts
- Provide users a Self-Service Portal to Locate, Lock, or set Password Recovery