11 Best Practices For BYOD

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-03-2013

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Be Proactive  Implement a BYOD policy with key users before they just go ahead and start doing things on their own.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Cover a Wide Variety of Policies  Think about HR considerations (employee terminations), legal (compliance) and security (devices with both personal and corporate info).

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Get It in Writing  All BYOD employees should sign an acceptable use agreement. No exceptions.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Be Specific About Expenses  You must be totally clear on what can be reimbursed and what can't.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Align Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity  Devices must be prepared for the extraordinary. They should also comply with records management and retention.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Set Priorities If a majority of BYOD professionals use Android, allocate support to those devices first.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Allow Easy Enrollment  The whole point is to let you know what devices are being used, by whom.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Pursue Controlled Configuration  Internet-enabled configuration should include company e-mail, contacts and calendar all separated from personal areas of devices.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Allow Freedom  As long as they're operating within guidelines, users should be able to reset passwords and determine how devices can be wiped clean remotely.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Protect Personal Stuff  Admins should be able to see only company-related data on a privately owned device.

11 Best Practices For BYOD

11 Best Practices For BYOD

Monitor Data Usage  It's required—especially if these costs are reimbursed—to verify that only authorized use is occurring.

11 Best Practices For BYOD