Changes to BYOD - Trends for the New-age Enterprise The globalized environment of today's enterprises have employees who are either distantly located or are mostly mobile. Further, the growing dependence on the digital world along with the explosion of social media makes the employees well connected through their mobile and hand held devices. To ensure business continuity under every circumstance, the techno savvy employees prefer to connect to the corporate networks through a multitude of personal devices that are adept at operating the latest technologies. Such consumerization of IT has brought in the concept of â€œBYODâ€? into the work environment in the modern day organizations. BYOD which refers to 'Bring Your Own Device' is a widely accepted phrase across many organizations. With smartphones, laptops and PDA's becoming a common personal device for the new age employees, accessing the corporate data through these devices is widely adopted too. From the enterprise's outlook, in a technologically enabled world and cut-throat competition prevalent in the environment, accessing the business critical data irrespective of the location and time works out advantageous. So instead of providing the employees with devices to connect to ensure business continuity, allowing them to access the corporate network through their own devices works out more profitable. For the employees using their personal devices makes them more comfortable through the work process. With so much of mobility demands on the employees in a globalized business environment and expansion of business through e-commerce, BYOD concept will help change future enterprises. The new age enterprise environment will be one wherein the CEO will send across quarterly results to the board through his iPad, the finance manager will access his emails on his tablets, the CFO will work from home to ensure continuity irrespective of bad weather, the sales teams across the world will access the same desktop and data but from different devices. Nevertheless, to make this a possibility, enterprises also need to look into issues such as security and load balancing the server and storage devices. The anytime anywhere access to the corporate network through 'BYOD' increases the traffic across the corporate network. Enterprises need to take adequate measures to ensure that the servers and storage solutions in the data centers are capable of supporting the virtualized and physical elements. The leading service providers of remote desktop access solutions provide the global enterprises load balancers which will help them distribute the workload of processing various application, data and service request from across the network. The increased digital freedom for the employees also raises the alarm for protection of the critical business data. With 64% of CIO's ranking security as the biggest risk to BYOD, enterprises need to deploy adequate security measures in place that would include identity and access management, mobile device management applications, training of the employees and a strong 'Bring Your Own Device' policy. Related Links - Application Delivery Networking & SSL VPNs
Published on Mar 20, 2013
Published on Mar 20, 2013
The globalized environment of today's enterprises have employees who are either distantly located or are mostly mobile. Further, the growing...