For many, work is starting to become a thing we do rather than a place we go – whether that’s replying to emails on the bus or train, accessing the latest report remotely, or updating your CRM system. There are many examples of people using mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, to use their time more productively.
The benefits of implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) include extending the refresh period on company laptops, no longer having to purchase company mobile or smartphone/tablet devices and the general feel good factor of users having access to the latest technology in the work environment.
However, incorporating consumer technologies into organisations represents a challenge to the traditional way IT is managed, where company control of IT assets is the norm.
Along with the challenge of supporting device connectivity, security of the device and its data must be managed effectively. With the rise in malware now targeting mobile devices, this challenge takes on another dynamic.
Our consultants work with clients to develop their mobility strategy to ensure a customised, cost effective and secure solution for their business. Part of this process is to consider how users access applications and data, which is essential to ensure the success of any mobility solution.