Harness Policies, Security, and Training to Successfully Implement BYOD
Approximately 42% of all workers are using their own smartphones to help them do their jobs. Employers only expect the BYOD phenomenon to continue to gain ground. With many employees choosing to use iPhones, it has become necessary for companies to consider iPhone management as a part of their BYOD programs. If your employees prefer the use of iPhones, then following these three steps will help you to successfully implement BYOD in your workplace.
- Establish a policy.
- Establish iPhone security.
- Establish employee and IT department training.
Research done internationally has shown that a signed Byod policy is on hand for only 20% of employees. You can start by creating a thorough policy which outlines your business goals, incorporates existing technology policies, and segments those policies by end user. The process of creating a policy will help you determine exactly what kind of iPhone management technology you need to support it.
About 12% of employees store work passwords on their personal devices. If you are going to be successful with a BYOD policy, you will need to choose a mobile device management system that allows you to track personal devices, configure settings wirelessly, ensure that corporate policies are adhered to, and also wipe or lock devices remotely.
Almost as important as establishing a secure network backed by proactive and clear policies, is making sure that your IT department and your employees are trained. Additionally, have you eliminated the use of apps that waste time? Do you know if any of your employees are using jail broken phones, and do you know how voice and data are being used? Understand how your employees are using their phones, and train them how to use them appropriately in the work environment.
Did you know that Cisco uses Byod for its workforce, and it does so with iPhone management? The company program includes 60,000 mobile devices, and allows employees both ease and security in accessing their network. Having a bring your own device policy, security system, and actively monitoring iPhone management will allow your company to successfully implement a BYOD program, too. More research here: www.maas360.com