The Future of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

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In our most recent whitepaper, IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices: Specialized Security and Management for the Mobile Age,” ConRes discusses the growing trends for BYOD and MDM (Mobile Device Management). Download now and see some of the advantages, risks, and best practices of BYOD policies and the benefits of utilizing IBM Endpoint Manager.

Here are some key findings to help you better understand the risks and rewards of BYOD:

The Benefits of BYOD

In the following Infographic IBM showcases actual ROI to BYOD:

Risk or Reward?

Along with company ROI, there is no question that the benefits to BYOD can seem endless. Your employees are happier, your company is more productive, and hardware costs are down. You can’t go wrong… or can you? The risks to BYOD can often outweigh the rewards when not properly managed. According to a recent study employees will engage in risky behavior on their mobile devices. Such as:

  • 64% don’t verify security settings of online shopping sites
  • 35% click on links on social media sites
  • 19% use work email for personal activities
  • 12% store passwords on a device
  • 11% use a cloud service to send/share work docs without IT permission
  • 3% lost or misplaced a device used for work

With these impending risks to your IT security, you may want to think twice before allowing your employees to use their own device without a mobile management strategy in place.

Take Advantage of BYOD Without the Security Risks

Through IBM Endpoint Manager you can lower the total cost of managing and securing your mobile devices, laptops, desktops, and servers (physical or virtual) regardless of whether they are personally or corporate-owned.

Download our whitepaper IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices: Specialized Security and Management for the Mobile Age,” and see how you can benefit by learning about BYOD and if a mobile device management solution is right for your organization.

Have you employed a BYOD solution in your organization? Comment below and let us know what your experience has been!

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