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The Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, movement is a reality for most IT departments
today. And it's generally accepted that it was spearheaded by the tremendous
popularity of Apple consumer devices -- primarily iOS devices such as iPads and
iPhones. Based on the Apple model, users are encouraged to purchase additional
devices. And they do, with the expectation that they can use them in all aspects of their life, including professionally.
I totally agree that one of the biggest challenges to BYOD implementation is getting the employees to understand the security goals and be a part of the program.
I work in hospital admin, and we rolled out Tigertext to all our doctors so they could send patient info and still be HIPAA compliant so the hospital wouldn't get sued.
We had to bring each doctor in to show them how to install the app, and use it. It is very simple and easy to use, but the real challenge was that each doctor had all these reasons why they didn't want to use it, or use it correctly.
The way we got them to really understand it, is our lawyer reviewed with them a case of a doctor getting sued for losing his phone, and the patient info stored in the text messages was released publicly (it was about a celebrity).
Make sure you reserve time to educating people as to why they need to follow the security procedure for BYOD, whatever it may be.
Agree. If managed in the right way BYOD can only offer benefits to the business. A problem for IT and development teams is that they are trying to keep up with enterprise-wide demand for apps that work across a large number of mobile devices. This isnít going to be manageable for most businesses using the traditional development model, so companies need to consider alternative approaches. For example, there are mobility platforms available today that enable organizations to deploy and manage mobile apps on multiple devices, quickly and easily. Here is a blog that may be of interest to you: http://www.verivo.com/mobility-watch/the-rise-of-mobile-app-management/