The Ten Commandments of BYOD

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While BYOD shifts responsibility for purchasing devices to employees, it’s worth considering the big picture and long-term costs for your organization. As you’re writing policy, consider how that policy will impact ROI. That includes comparing approaches, as shown in the following table:

Corporate-owned model BYOD

How much you’d spend on each device
The cost of a fully subsidized data plan
The cost of recycling devices every few years
Warranty plans
IT time and labor in managing the program

The cost of a partially subsidized data plan
The eliminated cost of the device purchase
The cost of a mobile management platform
One size never fits all, but a carefully crafted BYOD policy arms you with the direction you need to manage mobile devices effectively and efficiently.

Of course, productivity increases are often seen when employees are mobile and connected at all times. BYOD is a great way to bring this advance in productivity to new users who may not have been eligible for corporate devices previously.

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The rapid proliferation of mobile devices entering the workplace feels like divine intervention to many IT leaders. It’s as if a voice boomed down from the mountain ordering all of the employees you support to procure as many devices as possible and connect them to corporate services en masse. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) was born and employees followed with fervor.

There’s no sense pretending it isn’t happening or saying, “We don’t let our employees do that.” The truth is, they’re doing it already and will continue to burrow noncompliant devices into your network with or without your permission. Forrester’s study of U.S. information workers revealed that 37 percent are doing something with technology before formal permissions or policies are instituted.  Further, a Gartner CIO survey determined that 80 percent of employees will be eligible to use their own equipment with employee data on board by 2016.

This raises the inevitable question: How will you support work force desire to use personal apps and devices while allowing them to be productive in a secure environment that protects corporate data? The Ten Commandments of BYOD, developed by MaaS360, show you how to create a peaceful, secure and productive mobile environment.

 

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