Gartner Research

Implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program

Published: 14 January 2013

ID: G00238929

Analyst(s): Michael Disabato

Summary

Once a bring your own device (BYOD) policy is defined, the sensitivity of the data on the endpoint is determined, and the level of risk the enterprise is willing to take on has been stated, it is time to implement the program. This guidance document lays out a plan for implementing a BYOD program.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability
  • Related Guidance
  • Gartner Definitions

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
  • Step 1: Define the Mobility Organizational Structure
  • Step 2: Translate the Risk Posture to Required Security Controls
  • Step 3: Select the Correct Mobility Management Option
  • Step 4: Select an MDM System
  • Step 5: Create the Approved Device List
  • Step 6: Implement Mobile Management Solution
  • Step 7: Define Service Desk and Support Processes
  • Step 8: Implement the Training Program
  • Step 9: Establish Process for Conducting E-Discovery and Forensics
  • Step 10: Establish Provisioning and Reimbursement Processes
  • Step 11: Analyze Infrastructure Impacts and Plan Upgrades
  • Step 12: Pilot the Implementation
  • Follow-Up

Risks and Pitfalls

Recommended Reading

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