Only 17 percent of companies surveyed by VMware have pulled the trigger and mobilized at least one of their core business processes, according to VMware's Business Mobility Report released on Tuesday.
Despite studies claiming that BYOD is on the way out, a survey of channel partners by networking firm Extreme Networks found that BYOD and mobility remain the top technology trend that has influenced the channel partners' business, beating out cloud by a wide margin.
BYOD poses challenges for healthcare organizations in terms of data security risks, IT support, Wi-Fi connectivity and increased costs. These challenges are prompting some organizations to pull back on BYOD programs.
To avoid barriers to collaboration, IT – with the backing of the C-suite – needs to get out in front of BYOD and BYOA and come up with clear policies about which devices will be supported and what apps will be allowed or prohibited. Only with strong BYOD policies can enterprises take full advantage of employees using their personal devices at work.
A recent survey shows that employees who use personal devices for work are not as careful as they should be with data or even the devices themselves. Security firm Kaspersky said that once sensitive information is out of the hands of an organization, it's important to keep contingencies in place – a big red security button, so to speak – that can wipe a device if it's lost or stolen or an employee is let go.
More and more carriers, enterprise mobility vendors and split-billing providers are offering companies the ability to separate business from personal phone use when it comes to the phone bill, an option known as split-billing.
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The issue of company reimbursement of BYOD expenses is expected to become a hot issue going forward as more states follow California's lead and require reimbursement for work-related expenses.Good Technology is stepping in to help by launching its Enterprise Split Billing service, which enables companies to move behind "blind BYOD stipend or reimbursement programs."
Despite some reports to the contrary, it would appear that telecommuting and BYOD are flourishing in the U.S. enterprise, according to an infographic prepared by Workspot, a Workspace-as-a-Service startup.
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