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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has transformed from a buzzword to full-fledged corporate phenomena. Tablets and smartphones have become virtually ubiquitous with enterprise employees, and many of such devices are employee-owned. In fact, there are many devices which are employee-owned, with many people see with their smartphones or tablets.
For many organizations, the only spread of consumer devices has led to many employees to use their personal devices for work-related phone calls, emails, and calendars. These are the basics that we are familiar with. But as the mobile devices have become very powerful, and much more ingrained in our work, there is an increase in the need to move beyond the basic uses and harness the power of these devices.
For many IT organizations have started with Mobile Device Management (MDM) for securing and managing the devices. However, all these tools fail to deliver the comprehensive functionality required to put the end users on the path towards major productivity and efficiency leaps- the ability to access and interact with the content!
Content here refers to the files, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, reports, and images that we interact with every day, are the lifeblood of any organization. Whether mobile devices are corporate owned or a part of BYOD plan, enterprises can figure out how to give a safe and secure access to the content on the mobile devices with full control over them, realizing the productivity and efficiency gains of these devices.
THE FUTURE OF BYOD
The advent of smartphones and tablets- and the broad range of corresponding productivity applications- presenting the substantial benefits to the organizations. As many of these devices are employee-owned. This trend is sure to rise. Various IT organizations need to take some proactive steps to address and utilize this phenomenon.
Plans and strategies need to be developed that correctly balance the needs of the end users with the needs of the enterprise as well. This shall help them to stay in control and address security, management, compliance, and visibility.
Organizations should evaluate solutions which support the integration of diverse computing platforms and devices into existing, complex environment of the enterprise.
By taking advantage of the emerging access, share, and sync solutions, IT can obtain peace of mind and employees can attain the confidence that they are not able to by causing any security breaches.