Bring-Your-Own-Device Adoption and Best Practices

April, 2015


IT organizations are having to confront BYOD as an emerging practice and adopt policies and procedures to deal with the security, legal, and support issues that come with enabling employees to use their personal smartphones, tablets, and laptops at work. In this study, we first take a look at adoption trends for BYOD policies by organization size and sector. We also discuss the elements that every BYOD policy should contain, critical steps required to keep the organization protected for enabling BYOD and some of the solutions available for managing and securing mobile devices. To date, our research shows adoption of the practice is immature, but interest is high and adoption is rising. (16 pp., 6 figs)
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