What to consider for BYOD
IT departments are loosening their grip on the technology that employees use by allowing them to bring their personally owned mobile devices, including tablet computers, from home. When doing so, there are several issues to consider, states a recent BankInfoSecurity report.
For one, the company should think about the inventory of devices it will support. That means accounting for all of the smartphones, tablets and other gadgets that employees use, as well as deciding how new technology will be added to the program in the future.
Compliance is another issue to consider, the report states. When employees are the ones purchasing tablets, the company will want to ensure the devices are storing and accessing sensitive data in ways that adhere to legal and industry regulations.
Finally, it's also necessary to think about the opportunities presented by bring-your-own-device (BYOD) practices. Beyond cost savings, which stem from the company not having to purchase devices, personally owned technology holds immense potential for enhanced access to information and employee productivity.
With the rise of BYOD, Computerworld reports, younger members of the workforce are helping to reshape traditional IT departments. Now, the speed of delivery and technological innovation has changed how these professionals approach their duties.