Nine BYOD Mistakes that Drive IT and Users Crazy

Nine BYOD Mistakes that Drive IT and Users Crazy

Nine BYOD Mistakes that Drive IT and Users Crazy

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Some 1.2 billion smartphones will enter the market over the next five years, industry research shows, promising to further empower today's mobile BYOD (bring your own device) generation. In fact, mobile application development projects will outnumber native PC projects by a ratio of 4 to 1 within that time period. And it's not as if the BYOD crowd is currently in the minority. More than four out of five employees use at least one personal device for business use, and three out of four companies have some type of BYOD policy. Of course, the wealth of disparate devices accessing the enterprise network and introducing all sorts of new must-have apps can create nightmares for technology professionals. They, in turn, will tweak devices and introduce issues that drive users crazy. With this in mind, Janco Associates has come up with the following "Nine Classic BYOD Mistakes." By avoiding these blunders, you'll allow users to do their jobs with their mobile device of choice, while not inviting problems that will increase risk or negatively affect productivity.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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