According to Gartner, 20% of BYOD projects will fail by 2016.
Has your company implemented a BYOD policy yet? If not, you might want to hold off. However, if your employees do bring their own device, are your policy guidelines sustainable?
While BYOD programs have encouraged mobility, reduced IT costs and enhanced productivity, mobile security is predicted to be their ultimate demise.
Our suggestion? Make mobile security and BYOD work together for best results.
Mobile security is a sensitive subject for both enterprises and employees. The main concern for enterprises is to keep sensitive company data secure and monitored, while employees, whose main concern is privacy, refuse to accept the strict, but necessary, policies.
So, the solution must be to implement a more stringent mobile device management program, right?
It is predicted by Gartner experts that organizations who cannot find a happy medium between mobile device management and BYOD will experience lower productivity, staffing problems and security risks as users rebel.
The number one sign your BYOD program is doomed?
High rates of mobile device management opt-out by enterprise employees, as this shows a future of possible employee rebellion against security policies.
If 20% or more of employees reject mobile security on their personal device, BYOD might not be right for your enterprise without finding alternative data security solutions. If there is less than 50% of support for mobile device management implementation on personal devices, the entire mobile management effort should likely be abandoned for the time being.
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Organizations must be significantly more proactive in how they manage smartphones, tablets and other mobile device if they continue to pursue a BYOD program. USA Today stresses that the business world needs to acknowledge and comprehend the systematic problem that is mobile security.
BYOD is just too tempting to pass up with all of the benefits it can potentially provide. For most enterprises it is inevitable, however it is your company’s responsibility to implement effective mobile security policies or face the consequences.