Bring your own device (BYOD) (also called bring your own technology (BYOT), bring your own phone (BYOP), and bring your own PC (BYOPC)) means the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their workplace, and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. The term is also used to describe the same practice applied to students using personally owned devices in education settings.
BYOD is making significant inroads in the business world, with about 75% of employees in high growth markets such as Brazil, Malaysia, India, UAE and Russia and 44% in developed markets already using their own technology at work. In most cases, businesses simply can’t block the trend. Some believe that BYOD may help employees be more productive. Others say it increases employee morale and convenience by using their own devices and makes the company look like a flexible and attractive employer.
Like it or not, now days most of the enterprises adopted a BYOD policy, and it did bring along benefits and managing issues if you do not did it right. For instance, BYOD has resulted in data breaches. For example, if an employee uses a smartphone to access the company network and then loses that phone, untrusted parties could retrieve any unsecured data on the phone by possess the stolen phone or phone get that forgot or get lost somewhere.
Another type of security breach occurs when an employee leaves the company, they do not have to give back the device, so company applications and other data may still be present on their device.
For the managing infrastructure perspective and ensure employee productivity, as well as without engage in too much personal and social media activities, all the BYOD access while the wireless network and any sign that will potentially abuse company bandwidth for non productivity matter that will result in degradation of the mission critical application performance is also an areas widely engaged area came to us for the solutions. Company now days is keen and intent to know who consume how many bandwidth and intent to manage BYOD on their access activity, create threshold for the alerting for exceed allocate bandwidth and perform proactive management action.
For the coming, E-SPIN will arrangement series of article complement with informative and solution how to seminar to educate the market on the management challenges and solutions related to BYOD.