From the Wires
Strong Holiday Tablet Sales Require Corporate BYOD Policies
Matrix42 Encourages Creating Clear and Concise BYOD Policies to Maintain Security of Corporate Data Against Anticipated Flood of New Tablets and Smartphones
By: Marketwired .
Dec. 6, 2012 11:36 AM
LEHI, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- With the large volume of tablet sales expected this holiday season, companies need to be prepared for an influx of devices being connected to data and services on their corporate networks. A clearly written and concise BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policy is the first step in allowing the use of personal devices than can improve productivity while also articulating the expectations regarding the use of personal devices in relation to company assets.
Matrix42, a global leader of physical, mobile and virtual Workplace Management solutions, has provided five key elements of an effective BYOD policy that clearly outlines acceptable use of corporate IT resources on mobile devices and what security controls are expected to be followed. It can create a reasonable balance where employees can connect their devices but within corporate guidelines:
"The Consumer Electronics Association predicts 32 million tablets will be sold at the end of this year, and it is a reasonable expectation that many of those will end up being connected to a corporate network or email account," said Gil Cattelain, director of marketing at Matrix42. "It is imperative that companies are prepared with a BYOD policy that clearly outlines expectations, security measures and enforcement. This creates an understanding between company and employees that balances the cost, productivity and employee satisfaction benefits of BYOD with the need to keep company data and resources secure and uncompromised."
Matrix42 makes it easy to launch a BYOD program that meets the needs of both employees and the company with a mobile device management (MDM) solution that automates the process of tracking, monitoring and managing mobile devices connected to the network. Matrix42 is the only company to integrate MDM with self-service capabilities that allow users to acquire and self-provision their device through the company's service catalog, download approved applications, and access management features such as device location and data wiping.
For more information, please visit http://www.matrix42.com/byod.
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