Bring Your Own Device


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In this presentation by InTechnology’s Mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, looks at the growing trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). It covers the drivers behind the growing trend, how to implement a successful BYOD policy and the common pitfalls and business considerations.

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Bring Your Own Device

  1. 1. Bring Your Own Device – Ifs, Buts and Mobiles Richard Allgate – Mobile Services Specialist | 25 September 2013
  2. 2. • Introduction to InTechnology • What is BYOD? • The business drivers • The employee drivers • Is your business considering BYOD? • So, you’re serious about implementing BYOD • Implementing a BYOD policy? • Mobile Device Management • Summary Webcast Overview
  3. 3. • Serving the UK IT market for nearly 30 years • Unique position in the managed IT services market • Full range of managed IT services delivered to over 800 UK businesses Introduction to InTechnology
  4. 4. • Employees permitted to access corporate information using personal devices • Covers all mobiles devices – mobiles, tablets, smart phones • Approximately 44% of employees use their own technology at work. This figure is estimated to be higher in some countries • More employers are turning to BYOD as they look to reduce costs at the same time as increasing productivity • Allows employees to use device of their choice What is BYOD?
  5. 5. • Reducing cost while increasing productivity • Improving business continuity • Encouraging flexible working • Keeping staff happy • The desire to ‘consumerise IT’ Business Drivers
  6. 6. • No need for two devices • No training needed • Get to choose their own device, rather than being told to use a specific ‘company device’ Employee Drivers
  7. 7. • Does your business have a mobile policy ? • What are the financial implications of uninsured handsets ? • How will you manage ‘personal contracts’ ? • What support plan do you have in place for staff ? • How will you keep up to date with the ever-changing array of devices? Is Your Business Considering BYOD?
  8. 8. • How safe is your data? • What happens to client data when an employee leaves the company? • What happens if a personal device is lost or stolen? • Are you prepared for the endless OS/Software upgrades? • How much do you know about the devices being used? • How would you handle a data breach? So, You’re Serious About BYOD?
  9. 9. • Limit the number and type of devices allowed • Plan out your device security policy - Screen locking - Regular password changes • Include employee exit plan as part of the BYOD policy • Restrict which company applications are made available • Plan your Mobile Device Management (MDM)… Implementing Your BYOD Policy?
  10. 10. • Manage which devices see which applications • Easier management of updates to devices • Enabling mass-updates/installation of new applications • Added protection for company data and applications should device be lost/stolen or an employee leaves the company – Locking devices to prevent access to data/applications – Wiping devices to prevent unauthorised use of data Mobile Device Management (MDM)
  11. 11. • If you are looking at a BYOD strategy, then ensure it is for the right reasons • When you deploy BYOD consider changing or updating your mobile policy • Try to keep it simple, and have measures in place to help prevent it becoming too resource hungry • Consider what data will be on the devices, and what if it was in the wrong hands • ABSOLUTELY deploy a MDM solution in tandem with BYOD • Research the pros and cons of each MDM solution – try not to be driven by price (as a breach could be much more expensive!) Summary
  12. 12. Any Questions? Thank You For Your Time Email: Telephone: 0800 983 2522 Website: Twitter: Case Studies: