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BYOD Program Best Practices

Bring your own device, or BYOD, is a disruptive phenomenon where employees bring non-company IT into the organization and demand to be connected to everything – without proper accountability or oversight.

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70% of mobile professionals will conduct their work on personal smart devices by 2018.

Key Challenges in BYOD

BYOD forces you to wrestle with three key operational challenges:

  • Governance & Compliance

    BYOD could cause you to violate rules, regulations, trust, intellectual property and other critical business obligations.

  • Mobile Device Management

    You need to manage growing workforce expectations around mobility. Your employees use many devices and they expect to use any device or application anytime, anywhere.

  • Security

    If left unmanaged, BYOD can lead to loss of control, impact your network availability, and cause data loss. You need the right network access strategies and policies in place to secure your environment.

Governance & Compliance

BYOD could cause you to violate rules, regulations, trust, intellectual property and other critical business obligations. Hear Gartner recommendations on how to keep your business running smoothly.

  • Best Practices: Managing multiples – new norm at least 3 devices, probably 4 to 5. BYOD doesn't mean you stop supporting the user if you also said they could do business work from personal systems. Is your help desk ready to deal with all of the device variations?
  • Risk: How will I recognize problems such as data leaks? How will I stop bad things from happening? How would I answer the auditor if information is compromised?
  • Control: What's my level of risk and how do I quantify it? How much do I want to avoid risks and will my efforts interfere with user experience and productivity?

Learn Gartner recommendations on how to avoid BYOD problems. Register for your complimentary, on-demand webinar on BYOD Program Best Practices.

Mobile Device Management

You need to manage growing workforce expectations around mobility. Your employees use many devices and they expect to use any device or application anytime, anywhere.

What strategies are you using to manage the consumer invasion of mobile devices? You need to help manage cost and risk, meet the goals of the business and keep employees happy. It's a tall order. Don't let workforce demands for mobility outpace the ability of your enterprise.

  • User Expectations: Consumerization of IT is winning. Can I find a way to set business rules for BYOD configurations without frustrating my users?
  • Cost: How much money do I need to reserve for new IT investments to support BYOD programs? How do I contain my costs?
  • Tools: Flexible ways to manage it all. What tools are available to manage and secure company information assets in the BYOD world? How many tools do I need? Can I recycle my company PC tools? Must I resort to the "honor system"?

Learn Gartner recommendations on how to avoid BYOD problems. Register for your complimentary, on-demand webinar on BYOD Program Best Practices.

Security

The key to a secure device is having a well-managed device. How should you secure your environment? How much management is enough?

If left unmanaged, BYOD can lead to loss of control, impact your network availability and cause data loss. You need the right network access strategies and policies in place to secure your environment.

  • Data Leaks: Sensitive information loss is a certainty. How can I ensure that company data is in the right place at the right time, encrypted and ultimately deleted according to my business rules?
  • Network Protection: Patch releases, identity and audit management, and more. What access controls will I need to decide which devices can open a VPN or connect an employee to the company Wi-Fi? Do I want to put incompletely unmanaged devices on my LAN?
  • Stolen Devices: Devices are too easy to lose. Loss and theft statistics are staggeringly high, and not just for travelers. Consumer devices are at risk from weak passwords and OS defenses.

Get Gartner recommendations to help mitigate risks and secure your environment from security breaches, malware and more. Register for your complimentary, on-demand webinar on BYOD Program Best Practices.

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