BYOT: What It Means for IT

How to Implement BYOT

BYOT is considered the future of office technology - and the future is now. Many companies will not be able to avoid implementing some form of BYOT, especially once competitors jump on board. But what companies can do is start small.

According to John Dale, a product manager for mobile device management company Fiberlink, the key is to start with just a handful of employees. This allows companies to test out new policies and work out the kinks. The next step is to set up a mobile device management solution. Whether this means buying a full platform or using existing device management software and integrating it with other security and management technologies, determining how a company will manage all the new devices in its network is key. From there, companies just need to implement careful monitoring, be responsive to problems and continue to enforce BYOT policies. It won’t be a downhill ride, but many employees are ready and waiting to plug their work lives into their increasingly digital existence, making the journey toward BYOT inevitable for many industries.

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