Bring your own device (BYOD) is a strategy that allows employees and business partners to use personally owned devices—usually smartphones or tablets—to execute enterprise applications and access data. It can allow organizations to take advantage of the latest technology features and capabilities, without the pain and expense of a large-scale hardware refresh or software upgrade.
The consumerization trend is here to stay, and devices are only the beginning. By implementing a comprehensive BYOD strategy that includes robust policies, processes, resources, and education, enterprises can set the foundation for securing corporate data and providing safe, productive access. With well-supported mobility and security programs in place, companies can strike the right balance between security and usability, and leverage the next generation of consumer technology.