Create a secure and productive BYOD policy today

By Jenni Klinger, on

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Mobile devices have become our personal digital assistants for everything from communication and travel to shopping and education. Not surprisingly, 83 percent of users consider their personal mobile devices more important than their morning cup of coffee. It was only natural that such helpful tools would make their way into work life, and, with that, bring your own device (BYOD) was born.

Your employees are most likely using their personal mobile devices for work purposes whether you have an official BYOD policy or not. That’s great because it means your employees have an amazing work ethic—but also not great because without a BYOD policy in place, your network and corporate data are at risk.

So, the question is: do you have guidelines in place that allow employees to use their own devices and ensure your digital environment protects corporate data?

That’s where a BYOD policy comes in. Before rolling out any new guidelines, you need to acquaint yourself with the rules that go into making a productive, safe and secure mobile environment.

Some of those rules include:

  • Managing data usage
  • Continually monitoring devices for noncompliance
  • Finding devices that access corporate resources

To find out the rest of the rules, get your complimentary download of “Ten rules for bring your own device (BYOD)” and start your BYOD journey.

About The Author

Jenni Klinger

Blog Manager, Mobile Business Insights, IBM

Jenni Klinger is a web content specialist with experience managing blogs and social media. She's worked with tech start-ups creating editorial calendars, blog posts and web content plans. Prior to joining IBM, she worked at a university in Australia, creating email campaigns and long-term content strategies.

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