Saturday, July 7, 2012

BYOD is a user-driven movement, not a secure mobile device strategy

Regardless if you call it the consumerization of IT or the bring your own device (BYOD) movement, the trend of people using their own mobile devices to access corporate resources is unstoppable. Some users (guests) simply want to check their social networks, while others (employees) want to connect to their organizations' sales applications and other business apps while on the road. Many organizations have tried to fight the tide, but it's a losing battle.

Let's be honest -- users are controlling the ITsecurity agenda, like it or not. They love their devices and the apps on them, and they want to use them at work. Clearly, vendors and enterprises alike have recognized this is more than a fad and are fueling the secondary driving force behind BYOD: the potential to make and/or save money by capitalizing on the movement.


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