BYOD Solutions - A Technological Breakthrough
The growth of consumer technologies such as tablets, smartphones, iPads and iPhones and its
unending journey into the IT sector have led to the consumerization of IT. Nevertheless, the global
enterprises with distantly located development teams and offices and mobile workforce finds it
challenging to meet the ever-changing demands from the customers, and providing instant
information. However, technological innovations have provided ways and means to access the
corporate network from remote locations.
The influx of creative ideas and innovative products and applications have made users closer to the
gadgets. The concept of Bring Your Own device or BYOD has not only eased the way people work but
has also increased the productivity level in the organizations. The innovative software applications,
facilitates employees to access the corporate network either from their workstation or from their
new age hand held devices irrespective of the location.
Wikipedia describes BYOD as “the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile
devices to the place of work and using those devices to access privileged company resources such as
email, file servers, and databases.” A result of IT consumerization, BYOD is concept that has gained
momentum because of the technological breakthrough such as cloud computing services and the
prevalence of SSL VPN services that has enabled connectivity and integration of the new age devices
with in-house IT infrastructure.
Today with remote working on the rise, leading service providers have worked out “Bring Your Own
Device” (BYOD) solutions for mobile and remote access. The innovative appliance based remote
desktop solutions designed for BYOD will enable the workforce to access both physical and virtual
desktop and the applications irrespective of the location or device.
Implementing BYOD solutions at workplace benefits both the organization as well as its employees.
For organizations, this solution brings in increased employee productivity and efficiency along with
reduction in expense for upgrading and maintenance of IT infrastructure. For the employees this
helps save time and effort along with providing flexibility of work time. With reports of nearly 90% of
the corporate mobile workforce using their own devices for business data access, BYOD has definitely
made significant presence in the business world.
Though the BYOD solutions ensures enterprises with business continuity and planning in case of any
disasters, the enterprises need to have a secured wireless protocol for protecting the data in motion
and for authenticating the user and network. Further the overloading of the network caused by the
BYOD access can be reduced with the help of load balancers.
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