Gartner Research

How to Implement and Execute a BYOD Program

Published: 13 January 2014

ID: G00259023

Analyst(s): Michael Disabato


Once a BYOD policy is defined, the sensitivity of the data on the endpoint is determined, and the level of risk that 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 EMM System
  • Step 5: Create a Fully Supported Device List
  • Step 6: Implement the EMM System
  • Step 7: Define Service Desk and Support Processes
  • Step 8: Implement the Training Program
  • Step 9: Establish the Process for Conducting Litigation Holds and Forensics
  • Step 10: Establish Enrollment, Provisioning and Reimbursement Processes
  • Step 11: Analyze Infrastructure Impacts, and Plan Upgrades
  • Step 12: Pilot the Implementation
  • Follow-Up

Risks and Pitfalls

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