As consumers embrace an expanding range of mobile devices, there is increasing demand for the same levels of portability and performance in the workplace. ‘Bring your own device’ (BYOD) is popular with employees – research suggests that as many as 60% of people in the UK are using personal devices for work. And in many cases, it’s happening by stealth: every time employees use the family iPad to access their work email or use their smartphone to log in to the timesheet system.
This white paper looks at the implications of BYOD for organisations. Will it lead to a flood of viruses, support issues, data leaks and legal worries? And even if it does, is there any way to stem the tide?
We suggest that you can try and deter users by improving corporate equipment, look at alternative models of provision, or even prohibit it. But ultimately the most practical approach is to try to manage it.
Author – Adrian Dain, Principal Consultant