Five years ago, the "Bring Your Own Device" trend was a dirty little secret in the enterprise and something that CIOs and the traditional IT department viewed as a threat to security, efficiency, and best practices. Those days are over.
In some cases, IT has realized that it is virtually powerless to stop BYOD and so it has grudgingly figured out how to best mitigate the risks and make it work. In other cases, some IT departments have embraced the consumerization of IT and used it as a way to become the good guys who can help users safely connect their devices to company apps and platforms, and some IT departments have even become consultants in helping users choose the best devices.
In this edition of the IT Factor webcast, we discuss the current state of BYOD and the factors that are going to have the biggest impact on the future. We also discuss the conventional wisdom on the topic and advice for how IT departments can develop a winning approach to the issue. Along the way, we also discuss:
- The new training paradigm
- Mobile Device Management (MDM)
- Collaboration software
- Social enterprise solutions
- The vendors making the biggest impact on BYOD
- How BYOD changes the ways we work
Our colleague Juan Martinez serves as the moderator for this 30-minute discussion.
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More on BYOD
- Unavoidable: 62 percent of companies to allow BYOD by year's end
- BYOD: Can it make the IT department a hero again?
- Consumerization of IT, BYOD and mobile device management
- Case study: How Dimension Data is reaping the benefits of BYOD