New business requirements are transforming the demands placed on IT. To operate effectively in today’s fast-paced work environment, organisations need to be able to get work done anywhere, anytime, and by all means on any device. This is the context for the rise of BYOD solutions and a definitive focus on end user mobility.
A more flexible work environment increases business agility, productivity and mobility, and also improves business and workforce continuity. It also allows organisations to recruit and retain the best people regardless of their physical location or employment status whether that is full-time, part-time, contractor, consultant, temporary worker or outsourcing provider.
As expected what comes with such a dramatic shift in application delivery, content delivery, and device management is a new set of challenges faced by IT providers and support teams.
These challenges are well known and include but are not limited to:
Assessing users, devices, applications and data for BYOD participation
Evaluating your environment for BYOD adoption
Accommodating and supporting a diverse inventory of mobile devices
Creating, implementing and enforcing effective policies related to BYOD, privacy, data security and compliance
Reducing the administrative burden of BYOD on IT staff
BYOD is much more than just choosing an appropriate Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool. It is about understanding the business, user and IT requirements of your organisation in relation to implementing such a solution. As such, BYOD is unique to each organisation and there is no one solution that meets the requirements of all organisations.