As previously reported, six of ten mobile workers are using a personal smartphone for business purposes. In fact, the average mobile employee uses nearly three personal devices to do their job. Because three of four organizations allow for some form of BYOD policy, it's up to CIOs to make sure that internal users can perform their duties without compromising any company data or disrupting operations. For certain, it's a fine line. Fortunately, the following 11 best practices from Janco Associates lend helpful guidance to benefit any technology executive. They cover all areas that can be impacted by BYOD usage, including finance, HR and legal. They establish standards for support, as well as the need to address the complexities involved when employees regularly call up confidential company information on the same device on which they access their personal Facebook page. Overall, as always, clarity rules the day. If you make it clear what is acceptable and what isn't, BYOD users will likely respond in a positive manner.
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.
This article was originally published on 05-03-2013