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BYOD: Need for a Strict Access Management Policy
The rapid growth in smartphone and tablet usage by people, along with core and non-core applications being available on them, has caused a massive shift in employee behavior. Employees are much more particular about the deices they use and carry on a daily basis. They no longer want a work device that focuses specifically on email, or a personal device that can't access the information they need. They want one device to handle everything - work/personal email, company apps, movies, music, games, pictures, and Facebook/Twitter.
A survey report says more than 39 percent of college students and employees said they would accept a lower-paying job that had more flexibility with regard to device choice and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility.
After seeing these kind of demands, we need a comprehensive approach that unifies policy, and supports a better user experience and simplifies management to deliver an un-compromised user experience in any workspace.
"BYOD" is not just about connecting user-owned devices and allowing guest access. Beyond that we have to think for monitoring, access management, how many points and how many clients can have access, allow flexible and scalable wireless network that can support higher capacities while lowering operational costs.
Taking a 360' view of the overall scenario, I feel that it would be somewhat unjust to put a check on employees bringing their own devices at workplace; rather organizations should call on for better and strict monitoring and user access management policies for ensuring a more secured and better control over the" BYOD" concept.
This blog is re-posted with permission from Kapil Mehrotra. To read Kapil's blog, you may visit http://kapilmehrotra.wordpress.com/