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BYOE Era: How IT Can Lead
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Stratustician
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Stratustician,
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4/10/2014 | 12:33:00 PM
Re: BYOD -> BYOE
It's not surprising to see such show-use of IT services since often it seems IT folks are constantly at odds with other employees who want to have flexibilty in services and devices and feel that IT just wants to put so many controls in place that it negates the advantages in the first place. It also illustrates the need for IT to create internal services that can be spun up quickly to meet the deadlines of other departments, especially marketing and sales who seem always to be catching up to some newly imposed target.  The trick might be creating an internal brokerage service whereby marketing can request cloud services and pay via their department, and the automated backend would then be able to support fast provisioning.  This would reduce the dependency on external services and ensure that the services meet the requirements of the internal IT teams.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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4/3/2014 | 9:26:09 PM
Re: BYOD -> BYOE
It would be great if the enterprise can have a systemtic approach to BYOE. I do believe this is the future trend. For sure there is distance from the ideal state. Currently my company just force the installation of a security software on my iPad so that I need to input the passcode everytime I try to open my company mail box.:-)
Alison_Diana
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4/3/2014 | 9:30:52 AM
Re: BYOD -> BYOE
This concept of BYOE only further underscores how vital it is for IT to truly know, understand, and empathize with what business users want, need, and actually demand. If IT knows users' pains, they can enable (and control the security and governance of) BYOE, as we've seen companies do with BYOD and cloud. For example, some companies created their own app stores where they offer users not only business-oriented apps but also include a full range of games and other entertainment apps, knowing full well that this is how people use their phones and tablets. This way, IT controls security and viruses but users can still play the Bird game of the month, shop on eBay or Amazon, and get their work done. It takes time. It takes money. But there are solutions and service providers to help.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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4/3/2014 | 3:59:48 AM
BYOD -> BYOE
I do like the term "BYOE", which descrys the future of enterprise IT environment. BYOE means more opportunity to improve the efficiency but also more challenges to IT department. It's hard to have centralized control and we must face the fact that the end-user will devices with high variety. 


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