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Posted by Katyayan Gupta on September 30, 2013
Information workers in India are increasingly using their personal devices, applications, and web services to accomplish both personal and work-related activities. Results from Forrester’s Forrsights Workforce Employee Survey, Q4 2012 indicate that at least 85% of employees use phone/tablet applications and web-based services for both purposes which is putting corporate information security under serious threat.
My interactions with numerous infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals from large enterprises in India over the past six months have revealed that there is a high degree of awareness of the need to develop a bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) policy. However, actual implementations aren’t yet common, as I&O professionals are unable to address management’s three key concerns. These are, in order of priority:
To answer these questions, I am wrapping up a report that will outline three best practices that early adopters of BYOT in India have used. For this report, I recently conducted in-depth interviews with CIOs and senior IT-decision makers at nine organizations in India that have formally implemented BYOT policies. Based on my conversations, I recommend three best practices for I&O professionals to address management’s key concerns:
My upcoming report provides more detailed answers to the top three management concerns, along with actionable advice. It also includes excerpts of the conversations I had with companies.
Have you faced similar management-related challenges for BYOT? How did you tackle those challenges? I’d love to hear from organizations out there who have implemented a BYOT program.