BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
OR NOT TO BYOD,
that is the question!!
There clearly is an expectation among tomorrow'ÂÂs young professionals'ÂÂas well as many of today'ÂÂs'ÂÂthat they will be able to access whatever they need from wherever they are, with whatever device they have, in order to do their jobs. If they aren'ÂÂt provided with that access, the consequences for the enterprise are potentially significant. As an example, the Connected World study revealed that three in 10 young professionals globally admit that the absence of remote access would influence their job decisions, such as leaving an existing job sooner than later or declining job offers outright. They also indicate they would be more likely to slack off while on the job and experience lower morale.
It is becoming increasingly clear that if companies don'ÂÂt change, they cannot stay competitive, innovate, maintain a productive workforce, and attract and keep top talent.
The impact of BYOD means that previously defined security borders is no longer possible.
Mark Pollitt, Managing Director of Digicomm BCS says that in order to move employees towards using any device and in a secure and protected environment there must be buy-in from top executives who are helping not only to bring the matter to the forefront in the company, but also drive it further. 'ÂÂExecutives are playing a lead role in driving adoption of BYOD in the enterprise. They'ÂÂre taking the risk of embracing the chaos, but also saying, 'ÂÂWe will do this systemically and architecturally, and evaluate our progress every step of the way. Many people think BYOD is about the endpoint, but it'ÂÂs much broader than that. It'ÂÂs about ensuring consistency of the user experience working from any device, whether it'ÂÂs in a wired or wireless environment or in the cloud. Wi-Fi is now becoming more business critical as users have more devices to connect. As such, employees may need to connect multiple devices (business and personal) to the network and IT managers are faced with the challenge of ensuring the security architecture is fit for purpose and provides a unified policy for all users on all devices whether wired, wireless or VPN.'ÂÂ
Digicomm BCS specialises in securely integrating external devices into an existing network securely. Wes Lomax, Head of IT services at Digicomm BCS says, 'ÂÂ The unified management platform which Digicomm provides considers all the elements of interaction. It focuses on your data, how it'ÂÂs secured, and how it traverses inside all of those different environments. By the time your company reaches the last stage of its planned journey, the organisation will be increasingly location- and service-independent'ÂÂ and enterprise data still will be secure.'ÂÂ
To find out more, visit Digicomm's page at thebestof Bolton.
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