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Checklist for Determining Enterprise Readiness to Support Employee-Owned Devices

Published: 18 June 2012

ID: G00234127

Analyst(s): Andy Rowsell-Jones , Nick Jones


"Bring your own device" is proving popular with businesses in most regions around the globe, with all the attendant device management, data security and cost control issues that brings. This research provides a high-level checklist to use when implementing a BYOD program.

Table Of Contents
  • Recommendation


  • Overview
  • 1. Deciding on a BYOD Strategy
    • 1.1 Conduct a High-Level BYOD Issue Review to Scan for Showstoppers
    • 1.2 Justify the Program and Define the Goals
    • 1.3 Define the Scope and Identify the Sponsor
    • 1.4 Identify Stakeholders and Solicit Input
  • 2. Grouping Employees, and Defining Support and Access for Each
    • 2.1 Define Employee Groups
    • 2.2 Assess Employee Information Sensitivity for Each Group
    • 2.3 Identify the Delivery and Security Options for Apps and Services for Each Group
    • 2.4 Create Scenarios for Device/Staff/Application Management Regimes for Each Group
    • 2.5 Select a Scenario for Implementation for Each Group
  • 3. Implementation Planning
    • 3.1 Select the Tools and Technologies
    • 3.2 Define Networking and Connectivity Strategy
    • 3.3 Define the App Management and Licensing Strategy
    • 3.4 Define/Refine Financial Aspects and Create a Cost Model
    • 3.5 Define Employee Education Requirements
    • 3.6 Identify Eligible Employees
    • 3.7 Analyze the Risks
  • 4. Project Setup
    • 4.1 Create a Detailed Program Proposal for Stakeholder Sign-Off
    • 4.2 Educate Stakeholders and Ensure Their Sign-Off
    • 4.3 Create Policies and Procedures
    • 4.4 Define Support Processes
    • 4.5 Obtain External Stakeholder Deliverables
    • 4.6 Create Instructional Material
    • 4.7 Select Employees and Obtain Agreement
    • 4.8 Roll Out Employee Education
  • 5. Proof of Concept
    • 5.1 Pilot the Program
  • 6. Implementation
    • 6.1 Roll Out the Program
  • 7. Program Renewal
    • 7.1 Monitor and Evolve the Program

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