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The BYOD trend holds immense potential to transform business, enable
agility and encourage innovative ways of interacting with customers and
business partners. But the proliferation of myriad smart mobile devices
creates complexities that are overwhelming many organizations. With
limited control over and vast choice of mobility devices, today's
organizations face considerable challenges in protecting data, ensuring
security, providing, complying with regulations and lowering IT costs to
manage a BYOD environment. The key is to formulate a strategy that
approaches BYOD holistically, responding to employee expectations while
at the same time fulfilling business requirements.
Transitioning to a BYOD model should be phased in over time.
Organizations need to mitigate security risks, such as inappropriate
usage or loss of corporate data and the ensuing financial and legal
implications. Establishing effective governance mechanisms to ensure
data privacy and security can be challenging when embracing a BYOD
philosophy. In addition, advances in consumer technology and device
heterogeneity are creating complexities that can undoubtedly turn into
nightmares for IT if not handled properly.
Organizations should deconstruct traditional workspaces, using
virtualization to decouple dependencies among hardware, OS, applications
and user states found in traditional desktop configurations. This gives
them greater flexibility to stream the right set of user profile, data
and applications on-demand, at the right performance level and in a
secure manner to any device, based on employee roles and IT
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Jun 13th, 2015
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