Asking a colleague if they BYOD can inspire a quizzical glance sent your way if not talking to an employee from the IT department. Also known as “bring your own device,” BYOD is a concept which allows mobile devices to access a private or corporate network through the cloud
. Employees can access the network using their tablets, cell phones, laptops or any other mobile device.
The impact of mobile technology in enterprise IT is profound; a recent survey conducted by Gartner, Inc. reports that mobile devices have been deployed in 90% of enterprises, and the majority of these deployments are smartphones. If your company already allows mobile device usage on the company network, a BYOD policy should already be in place. Allowing employees and staff to bring their own devices has advantages, but security and usage are two large hurdles to overcome. Here are several proven strategies to become a BYOD guru.