Break through BYOD barriers with best practices

Ebook takes a look at bring your own device tips and how leveraging virtualization helps

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The potential for malware and data breaches are common barriers to BYOD adoption. IT leaders can break through these and other road blocks with the right technology. Credit: iQoncept.

The sound policies and technological solutions that form the foundation of successful bring-you-own-device [BYOD] practices can be achieved as long as IT managers deploy industry best practices to overcome potential barriers.

Identifying useful tips and sound advice can be a challenge. But a new eBook titled “Going Mobile: Breaking down barriers to BYOD” presents a tried-and-true blueprint for IT leaders who are considering BYOD and want to know how to incorporate this game-changing approach to mobility in their organizations.

The eBook informs readers about how to:

  • Develop an approach built around users
  • Involve all stakeholders in the planning phase
  • Create clear BYOD policies
  • Focus on strong device management
  • Optimize infrastructure
  • Partner with the right vendor

Users help drive BYOD adoption

Adopting practices that have been shaped by the successes and stumbles of organizations similar to yours can help avoid complicating an implementation journey riddled with potential pitfalls. Welcoming hundreds of different devices with varying operating systems, configurations and security settings can increase the risk of data breaches and poor functionality. That’s why organizations have traditionally restricted access to only a handful of corporate-owned devices.

But this approach to device management is no longer viable — from a cultural or business standpoint. An increasing number of employees are using personal devices for work regardless of whether IT has approved them. At some companies, the conversation has become dire: Embrace BYOD or suffer the security and performance complications associated with unapproved devices on the network. Fortunately, there are more carrots than sticks motivating the adoption of the BYOD, including saving money on hardware, boosting employee productivity and enabling meaningful employee collaboration across the network.

For more details on the BYOD benefits, challenges and best practices, check out the eBook:

Going Mobile: Breaking Down Barriers to BYOD Dell Enterprise

Nick Clunn
Nick Clunn is a journalist covering the tech beat and an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. He lives in New Jersey, where he had worked as a staff writer for several leading daily newspapers and websites.
Nick Clunn
Nick Clunn
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