Keeping BYOD from Backfiring

By: Absolute Team | 8/22/2012

FastCompany recently published an article on "Tips for Making Sure 'Bring Your Own Device' Doesn't Blow up in Your Face," a series of tips that aim to make BYOD a 'delight' not a 'disaster.' We all want that, don't we?

The article suggests you be concerned with 3 aspects of your smartphone or tablet:

  1. the device itself (if it breaks, gets lost or stolen)
  2. software applications
  3. content (email, contacts, documents)

As the article notes, a good mobile device management (MDM) solution can go a long way to simplifying your BYOD program. Peter Frankl of Absolute Software offers some insight into MDM programs in the article, particularly about Absolute Manage MDM's easy employee device enrolment.

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