Archive for August, 2012

August 29, 2012

What is the Scope of Your BYOD Initiative?

This is my sixth post in my series on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) intiatives. Once you understand what BYOD is, and you understand some of the issues surrounding BYOD you need to start firming up what BYOD is going to look like at your enterprise. So, one of the first things to get sorted is what is the scope of your BYOD initative? There can be just as much confusion over the scope of BYOD initiatives as there can be over the types of BYOD initiatives. Is your BYOD initiative focussed on mobile devices, phones and tablets, alone? Is it perhaps more restricted and looking only at smartphones? Do you have a wider brief including laptops? Or can it even include desktops? (The last one is really more of a joke – surely no employee wants to being their desktop to work!?) If you don’t get very clear agreement about this key point you are setting yourself up for failure. Imagine delivering an awesome BYOD solution for tablets and smartphones only to find out that what the marketing team were really wanting was the ability to use their new Macbooks at work!