The complete answer to BYOD, Mobility and Mobile Device ManagementMarch 26th, 2013 by BrightCloud
With users demanding the freedom to choose their own devices, use any app and access their e-mail and documents anywhere, organisations are wrestling with how to provide an easy solution that addresses these user expectations, whilst also meeting IT’s need for security.
Activity has ranged from turning a blind eye to senior executives bringing their own iPad to work through to a complete ban of devices other than the corporate issue.
Recent research from Forrester asked whether the BYOD (bring your own device) trend has peaked. It hasn’t. According to the survey, an estimated 258 million workers around the world choose their own laptops and 129 million buy their own smartphones. The next battleground is tablets:
- Currently 37% of all BYOD smartphones run on Google’s Android platform
- More mobile information workers — 208 million in all — want Apple iPhones
- Currently 12% of mobile enterprise workers use iPads
- But more — 200 million — hope that their next tablet will run Microsoft Windows
Socitm’s (The professional association for public sector ICT management) latest IT Trends report has found that the use of smartphones tablets and bring your own device (BYOD) schemes have come out as the top priorities for IT managers in 2013.
Socitm said that the trend has “come from nowhere in the survey last year, to beat cloud computing, broadband and PSN and environmental and sustainability issues in 2012”.
It found that the increasing pressure from users and the possibility of using BYOD schemes to reduce costs are the main drivers for the change in priorities. It also found that IT managers in the public sector are at risk of being excluded from key decisions affecting themselves and colleagues, due to a perceived lack of competence outside the IT department.
BrightCloud now has the complete answer to BYOD, Mobility and Mobile Device Management with XenMobile MDM.
XenMobile MDM provides the foundation to address these needs through role-based management, configuration and security of corporate and employee-owned devices. The solution is built on a highly secure architecture and integrates directly with Microsoft Active Directory and public key infrastructure systems, as well as security information and event management tools. With XenMobile MDM, users can self-service enrol their devices and IT can provision policies and apps to large groups of devices automatically. IT can blacklist or whitelist apps, detect and protect against jail broken devices, and wipe or selectively wipe a device that is lost, stolen or out of compliance.
BrightCloud uses a combination of Citrix and the Citrix SPLA programme to provide the answer, controlling the device, or the apps and data on it.
BrightCloud can provide you with a choice to suit your needs;
- You buy the technology and we deploy it for you
- You buy the technology, we deploy it and optionally manage it for you
- You buy the mobility as a service for a per user monthly fee
Explore how you can now securely use BYOD to mobilise your workforce improve productivity, reduce cost.
Contact us for an informal chat 0870 7709722 to discuss your areas of interest or why not book a complimentary demonstration at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore the possibilities of BYOD.
We can also run trials or develop proof of concepts for you.