BYOD and its Impact on Mobile Management Policies, Part I

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: Ashar Baig.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a user-led as well as user-centric phenomenon that is being embraced by CIOs in droves. They understand the new workplace reality is that the knowledge worker is now mobile; therefore, CIOs are mandating IT to make information available on external mobile devices. According to research firm Gartner, in 2013 mobile phones overtook PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.

As employees ever-more mobile, they increasingly are relying on their mobile devices to meet a wide spectrum of interests and needs. And their ability to utilize smartphones and tablets to do their jobs anywhere is resulting not just in increased employee productivity but also greater organizational agility...

The ability for employees to access corporate information anytime, anwhere enables them to make better, quicker and more-informed decisions. As a result, insightful CIOs have elevated the support of mobile device on the corporate network to mission-critical status...

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