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MelanieLopez | 19 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Supporting mobility across most organizations has long ceased to be a matter of ‘if’ and much more one of ‘how’ – because enterprises have come to recognize and acknowledge the huge contribution it can deliver to the business. Mobile is transforming how we work, and products and services are rapidly evolving. What remains to be negotiated, however, is management of the challenges that mobility brings with it.

For example, how many organizations have an official BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy, with proper controls in place? How many, by contrast, are allowing unsanctioned BYOD to take place, with employees accessing email or work documents from their personal devices? And how many more are simply locking down corporate devices and ignoring that any BYOD is happening at all? In other words, the response to BYOD is, at best, patchy.

It’s not only BYOD, but also BYOA (Bring Your Own Application). There are employees who are accessing company information on their...

CherylTang | 15 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

devices.jpgLike it or not, companies are continuing to face a wave of new internet-connected devices hitting their networks. Driven by employee’s desire for newer, sleeker, and faster devices, IT departments are often finding themselves hurrying to develop a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs and mobility policies that’s both secure and appealing to their end users. There’s little doubt that BYOD programs are growing in popularity, Gartner predicts that as many as half of employers will soon require employees use their own device for work purposes. However, the governing policies for these programs are sometimes implemented clumsily, or not at all. Getting these policies right the first time can be extremely important to not only the security of business data and intellectual...

Solange Deschatres | 23 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

BYOD vs CYOD.jpegThe last few years have been all about BYOD – or bring your own device – an IT revolution that freed employees from the shackles of dated or unsuitable hardware in favor of, well, whatever they wanted to use. The benefits are obvious: most employees have their own computers at home and know how to use them, so they can spend more time getting down to business and less time trying to work out why this application doesn’t have that feature.

But there are big drawbacks to BYOD as well, and most of them concern security. First there’s the fact that company data is leaving the premises every evening, and what happens to it off-site often has IT staff pulling their hair out. According to Osterman Research, 15% of employees...

Will Redfield | 24 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

SYM-2013VisionMobileSurvey-infographic-Rev-H-2013-04-24.jpgWhen it comes to mobile, BYOD is definitely here to stay. But, is it worth the risk?

This year at Symantec Vision we wanted to better understand our customers’ perceptions of how personally owned mobile devices are used in their organization.  To do this, we conducted a survey of 236 attendees asking how their company is addressing BYOD, including risks, challenges, polices, usage and management of mobile devices.

What we found is that while most organizations allow employees to use personal mobile devices for business purposes, they also accept that doing so will likely result in a mobile security incident. Survey...

Will Redfield | 27 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

In today’s environment, most companies are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their operations while keeping costs as low as possible. Technology is a great way to achieve that. However, some organizations make the mistake of introducing new technologies, without fully considering the effect they may have on the business. One potential risk is around mobility. Whether they are corporate- or employee-owned, letting employees work on smartphones and tablets can make them more productive. But we’re so busy looking at those benefits that we fail to notice what it’s costing us – and those costs are rising.

A survey by...