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5 Best Practices for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Apple iOS6 Raises Costs, Lowers Security for Some
Employee Productivity: A Forrester Survey on BYOD
BYOD. When it comes to securing employee-owned mobile devices, we've all heard plenty of vague recommendations. IT managers tell us they need more tactical advice they can put into action. That's exactly what you'll get out of this new analyst report by IT-Harvest: A Guide to Consumerization & Building a BYOD Policy.
|When Apple announced that the new version of their operating system iOS6 will not support the original iPad hardware, many IT managers expressed concern. What is the impact on the enterprise when mobile devices reach end-of-life so quickly? In a recent blog, Rik Ferguson, Trend Micro's Director of Security Research, explains the impact. |
"If Apple ending support of the original iPad means that future updates to the operating system will not be compatible with older devices, then clearly that presents a security risk," said Ferguson.
If your company is paying for employees' smartphones, the cost of keeping up with ever-evolving devices could increase. Rapid innovation means other operating systems could follow suit. Android is not immune.
|Up to 40% of companies polled say BYOD reduces costs. Yet, many organizations have doubts about the benefits of deploying BYOD programs. |
These results were the inspiration behind a recent Forrester paper—see how they apply to your organization: Key Strategies to Capture and Measure the Value of Consumerization of IT.
Forrester's survey report reveals that increasing worker productivity is the top benefit of deploying BYOD programs. Over 80% of firms base their business case for deploying BYOD programs on proven worker productivity, and nearly 70% achieved increased bottom line revenues.
One fact remains clear: BYOD is driven by employee adoption.
Turn BYOD into a