BYOD Resistance Is 'Futile'
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6/11/2013 | 2:57:11 PM
re: BYOD Resistance Is 'Futile'
As mentioned in the article, even if your organization doesn't officially allow BYOD, there's probably some underground BYOD going on. Employees have always tried to find ways to "bend" company policy when it keeps them from doing their job effectively (as they see it). The explosion in the availabity and capabilities of mobile computing devices has just extended this process to that part of the job.

Does BYOD have its issues? Sure, but these can be managed. One of the ways to address the security issues and end-user support headaches is to use new HTML5 technologies that will enable users to connect to their applications and desktops, without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from various devices (including iPads, iPhones, Android devices and Chromebooks) to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping the organizationG«÷s applications and data separate from the employeeG«÷s personal device.

Moreover, AccessNow does not require any software installation on the end user device G«Ű just an HTML5 browser, connection and uname/pwd. This minimizes the intervention required by IT staff. An employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

There are many approaches to managing BYOD. This white paper - "BYOD is Here to Stay, But Organizations Must Adapt" - discusses some of these approaches:

Please note that I work for Ericom

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