What is BYOD? | Voyager Networks


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BYOD is a worldwide technology trend in the workplace. This presentation follows our Blog on this subject in which we explained what BYOD is, why you might consider it and what you should consider.

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What is BYOD? | Voyager Networks

  1. 1. What is BYOD? Sean Huggett Voyager Networks
  2. 2. BYOD – What is it? • Employees using their own personal devices such as smartphone, tablet or laptop at work – known as “Bring Your Own Device” • Often starts informally with senior management or tech savvy employees with ‘latest and greatest’ devices • Research house Forrester reports 70% of employees now use personally selected tablets at work, 67% use their own smartphone and 46% their own laptop • Employee devices are often neither approved nor supplied by the employer
  3. 3. Mobile & BYOD – In Numbers 3 out of 5 workers say they don’t need to be in the office to be productive 81% of employees use at least one mobile device each workday More than half of employees using iPhone, Android Phones & iPads purchased their own 78% of smartphone users access emails on their device 74% of IT leaders believe BYOD makes employees more productive Estimated that there will be 1.62bn mobile devices in the workplace by 2016 51% of organisations have experienced data loss through unsecured mobile devices Sources: Intel; Gist; Cognizant; Rapid 7
  4. 4. Employer Led BYOD • More than half of European & North American companies are developing BYOD schemes • Not all BYOD is the same – some may embrace full network access whereas other will allow only email • Need to balance risks with benefits and implement needs based access • Approved schemes enable organisations to control and manage devices added to their network • Consider mid-way alternative – Choose Your Own Device or “CYOD”
  5. 5. Why Embrace BYOD? • Improved employee satisfaction • Increased employee productivity • More flexible work environments • Reduced IT costs • Teleworker access & efficiency • Improved business continuity • Better care / longevity of devices • Greater employee mobility
  6. 6. BYOD & Remote Working • The work/home line is blurring with employees handling work tasks on their personal smart devices in their personal time • Financial benefits to the employer are substantial: employees become more flexible, agile and productive • BYOD provide employee workplace flexibility • More than half of 5000 surveyed company leaders expect more than half their employees to work from home in the next decade
  7. 7. BYOD & Unified Communications • BYOD an enabler of mobile UC including integrated voice, video, instant messaging, presence and email • Applications including ShoreTel Mobility & Cisco Jabber make work something you do rather than somewhere you go • See ShoreTel’s top 10 BYOD considerations for the workplace
  8. 8. BYOD & Security • BYOD security must be addressed – device security & network access control • Mobile Device Management (MDM) can protect devices, Network Access Control (NAC) solutions and Identity Access tools secure the network and enforce compliance • Consider solutions including Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE) and their design guide for secure BYOD • Understand your BYOD objectives and draft a comprehensive policy enforced by technology
  9. 9. Sean Huggett is the Managing Director of Voyager Networks, a specialist provider of Cloud, Mobility, Communication & Security Solutions and Managed Services. For more on this subject please read the full blog and other blogs in our “What is…” series. To learn more about Voyager Networks, please visit our website where you can find more about us or follow-us using the social icons in this presentation. Photo Credits: • mikecogh: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/7348035690 • @boette: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakecaptive/296496241 • swisscan: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swisscan/2308034084 • somegeekintn: http://www.flickr.com/photos/somegeekintn/3252569621 • WanderingtheWorld: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisschoenbohm/5181426733 • Per Olof Forsberg: http://www.flickr.com/photos/perolofforsberg/6691744587 • Kaptain Kobold: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/1602363775
  10. 10. www.voyager.net.uk