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Posted by Katyayan Gupta on April 30, 2013
Information workers in organizations across Asia Pacific (AP) are increasingly using personal mobile devices, applications, and public cloud services for work. Forrester defines this as the bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) trend. This behavior is more prevalent among employees above the director-level (C-level executives, presidents, and vice presidents) than those below that level (individual worker, contractor or consultant and manager/supervisor). Data from Forrester’s Forrsight Workforce survey, Q4 2012 corroborates this trend in AP.
We believe that the BYOT trend will strengthen over the next two years in AP, primarily fueled by employees below the director level. Increasing options, quality and affordability of devices, apps, and wireless connectivity, coverage, and capacity will contribute to this expansion. In order to secure corporate data, organizations will need to:
My latest research report, Managing Information Security In BYOT Environments In Asia Pacific, covers these three key aspects in more detail and provides actionable advice to end-user companies on how to go about building on these foundations.
What do you think? I’d love to hear from organizations out there who have implemented or planning to implement their BYO program.