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As BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) concept is highly accepted in the market, the Enterprises are looking forward for its significant benefits.
Secure and Efficient ways to Adopt BYOD in an Enterprise “BYOD trend has attained a Momentum amongst Enterprises with increasing demand of Smartphones and Tablet Devices” Solutions Introduction As BYOD is getting more and more adoption in the market, the Enterprises are looking forward for its significant benefits. More and more of the companies are adopting Bring Your Own Device program in their work processes. Rise in Smartphone Adoption Rate = Growing BYOD Rate amongst Enterprises BYOD as a concept is getting popular because it allows employees of the enterprise to work from their mobile devices. This is useful to increase the satisfaction level of the employee as well as to reduce the IT equipment acquisition costs simultaneously. For any enterprise, it is a technical as well as organizational challenge to integrate BYOD. But at the same time it also helps to increase Growing Adoption Rate of BYOD According to Juniper research, the number of mobile devices used in the enterprises worldwide will increase and may be it will be more than double at the end of the year 2014. Moreover, this number will reach up to an approximate 350 million in the year 2017. The chart below – Employee Owned Devices used at Workplace shows the adoption rate of BYOD amongst organizations in different countries. According to this chart, globally 28 percent of organizations have already included BYOD in their system and 34 percent of organizations are expected to adopt it by the year 2013. The graph shows the same behavior for other countries mentioned. The chart below shows the expected rise or expected decrease in the use of various employee owned devices in the enterprises in the year 2013 compared to the year 2011. It is quite clear that BYOD adoption is quickly spreading across the globe. This is particularly evident from the chart above where the adoption of tablets is very steep. This growing trend is totally changing the workplace landscape and so it is time for the organizations to proactively decide their approach on this. These days, workers are demanding for greater flexibility and facility to access company data from their mobile devices. According to the latest research done, it is being recorded that approximately 22% of enterprises worldwide have already adopted tablet devices to carry out their business activities. BYOD concept benefits “Employees can now work as efficiently in remote places as they can work sitting at office” BYOD is not only popular amongst business professionals; even educational centers are gradually supporting BYOD to encourage students for bringing their mobile devices in the classroom. It has provided teachers a more innovative and interactive way to communicate with students and helped them to provide more quality education to students. Other business domains that have adopted mobility and BYOD concept include Healthcare industry, Advertising industry, Recruitment industry, and many others. BYOD benefits several enterprise environments. Some of the common benefits include: Increases responsiveness Provides flexibility to employees Decreases productivity delays Reduces device management costs Reduces company’s investment on devices BYOD Adoption IT Challenges “Growing number of smartphones and Tablets in the enterprises also gives rise to Security threats” The following threats make security very important for every enterprise: Unauthorized Unauthorized access Malware infecting Unauthorized access network access from of organizations' mobile devices and to each employee's various mobile sensitive data then whole network personal data devices BYOD Adoption Strategy While adopting a BYOD strategy, enterprises should consider that they have enough of resources to manage the use of the employee’s personal mobile devices. The top most concern of a company while implementing BYOD is the security of organizational data and prevention of its loss. The most important things that are essential to be included in a secured BYOD solution are: Centralized functionality Enhanced security and monitoring for sensitive applications Simple and secured data-access process Total control on wired and wireless networks The above features form the part of a complete Mobile Device Management (MDM) tool that can be leveraged for satisfying the needs. The top five reasons why organizations are allowing employees to use their personal devices at workplace are: BYOD has become latest trend at workplace Employees traveling can carry out important business tasks on the move Enterprises can save on IT capital costs Helps Enterprises to increase business productivity Keeps employees connected to each other Getting Started with BYOD The above information gives a chance to have more myopic view of BYOD’s usefulness and challenges, which raises the need for an expert IT solutions provider. We deliver you comprehensive solution that addresses key requirements solving the challenges for both IT and end users. With the growing need of better security and management of mobile devices, we also bring Mobile Device Management (MDM) services for you. BYOD deployment is not very easy and it asks for thorough industry knowledge and wide experience. We at www.softwebsolutions.com offer you a complete stack of services including assessment, design and deployment ensuring the deployments are painless.
"Secure and Efficient ways to Adopt BYOD in an Enterprise"