BYOD Is Like Botox
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User Rank: Strategist
2/11/2014 | 5:46:58 PM
Re: Don't Necessarily Apply Liberally
Absolutely! a BYOD program must have the flexibility to support many use-caes and personas. As yo-u say, involving legal is also essential, as is HR for policy development and education.
User Rank: Author
2/11/2014 | 5:02:56 PM
Don't Necessarily Apply Liberally
Just as some individuals overuse Botox to the point where their faces are immobile, it's important that organizations don't use BYOD where they shouldn't. Employees might prefer using one phone for every function but some executives or departments might be better off avoiding this approach for legal or governance reasons. It's vital that IT and legal don't apply a one size fits all approach to BYOD. 
User Rank: Ninja
2/11/2014 | 3:29:02 PM
Powering the BYOD movement!
Great points.  It's absolutely critical that organizations understand that BYOD isn't a trend that will go away, it's going to be forced down the organization's throat willingly or unwillingly so it's essential to make sure that you start laying your well-designed plans now.  Security will be absolutely key to not just balance the telecom bill bloat by offsetting cellular connectivity with Wi-Fi, but ensuring that no matter which devices are introduced into the organization (to keep up with the insane refresh cycle associated with smartphones and tablets), the right checks are in place.

The worst part of BYOD is dealing with the influx of rogue devices, usually from employees hell-bent on getting around security protocols limiting how they can use personal devices.  Getting your IT and security teams involved early in the project is one of the biggest advantages, especially as they relate to changing the way applications and data is accessed by these newer mobile platforms.
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