The rallying cry of your mobile workers and professionals, armed with their iPads and Android smartphones, all vying for access to your corporate resources and data.
Consumer devices have already begun to take hold in the workplace. The introduction of personally owned devices drives the risk of security breach higher, and can make end user support almost impossible, however with careful planning and consideration the "bring your own device" (BYOD) new trend can provide businesses with a host of benefits.
IT policies that take a hard line to the BYOD trend are unlikely to remain enforceable, however with the ability of smartphone and tablet users able to circumvent the IT Policies that are in place the enterprise is put at a greater risk. On the flip-side outdated technology begins to prove a barrier to business if planning and consideration is not taken to embrace new IT technology, and employees will not tolerate this for long periods if it inhibits productivity.
Our methodology for integration of BYOD is followed through from planning to implementation taking into account the following milestones, BYOD is about allowing choice while retaining control of your IT estate.