BYOD – the new challenge for Business, IT & HR
BYOD or “Bring Your Own Device” is an increasing trend in many large organisations.
This is where the infrastructure of the company allows any web connected device to access company systems. Gone are the rows or beige or black boxes on or under desks, and in are the diversity of phones, tablets, netbooks and other devices with which to work.
This brings many challenges to IT, HR and many other parts of business, however the flexibility of working and engagement of employees can outweigh any technical challenges, and with more and more.
If your organisation is not exploring how you can use the clout or VPN for BYOD type access, then now may be a good time to start exploring the implications.
This graphic highlights some interesting facts, however the last two about financial & healthcare, I am a little sceptical about, sure they may be ahead for email access, but as for other business critical systems, I have my doubts that BYOD penetration is anywhere near that high for day-today business activity