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Scrambling to control BYOD? Let it go

Really good article about embracing mobility and giving employees the right tools to do their job, no matter where they are. Personal and work life are melting together. We need to accept it and see it as a chance to have happy employees who show more productivity and a higher willingness to do their jobs!


In IT, the easiest way to answer nearly any question is to say, ‘no’. A ‘no’, after all, is a way to maintain the status quo — a way to keep the system running in the same way it always has. For many IT departments, this answer is used to fight against the device management nightmare that is called ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD).

BYOD, after all, disturbs the fragile balance that was only recently reestablished after the mobilisation of BlackBerry first shook the system. This ‘no’ is a way of fighting the shadow IT that is springing up in approximately 83 per cent of businesses around the globe.

But many companies still fail to realise that the status quo is already a relic of a bygone age. Mobile is a reality. Employees are using the same devices to call their customers as they are to call their parents, write emails and love letters, watch movies and webinars, capture whiteboard sessions, and photograph a newborn.

The grey area that comes with BYOD is exactly what IT…

Read the entire article from ITProPortal here: Scrambling to control BYOD? Let it go


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