Your Mobile/BYOD Solution Strategy

Build a strategy that helps your mobile workforce stay productive without sacrificing data security.

Offer workplace flexibility, boost productivity and protect your intellectual capital
Employees, from interns to executives, want to use their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops at work. Do you have a plan for BYOD (bring your own device)?

Which mobile enablement strategy ― corporate-managed or bring your own ― aligns with your corporate goals? Do your IT solutions support that strategy?

You can target a different mobility challenge with each of the following solution sets:

Solution Set 1: Mobile Enablement

Do you need to extend and manage mobile/remote data and application access?
  • Which strategy do you use for devices: Endpoint management, container management or both? Do you manage and secure your devices and data differently across these two strategies?
  • Are you able to offer any-place, any-time, any-device access to your mobile workforce?
  • Do your admins have the tools they need to identify and track a variety of mobile devices?
  • Are you sacrificing data accessibility/productivity for data security? Or the other way around?
  • How do you isolate corporate data from employee data?
  • Can you delete company data from a device without touching employee information?
  • Have you considered a cloud-enabled strategy?
  • Are your employees resisting your current security measures?
Next steps:
  1. Understand what your employees need to get their work done. Then create access policies based on employee roles and responsibilities.
  2. Containerize company data to keep it secure, under remote management and separate from employee data on bring-your-own devices. If the device gets stolen or lost, or if the employee leaves the company, you can remotely remove the data from the container.
  3. Encrypt the data on endpoints, disks and other media.
  4. Choose management solutions that support all types of devices (phones, tablets, laptops and desktops) to provide the most flexibility.
  5. Consider deploying virtualization, Software-as-a-Service and cloud technologies to simplify management and reduce capital and operational expenses.
  6. Take advantage of consulting and support services as well as self-service portals.
  7. Choose the Mobile Enablement Solution Set to handle these tasks.

Solution Set 2: Infrastructure and Security

Do you need to extend your existing infrastructure capacity to support your mobile/BYOD needs?
  • Do admins use manual processes to manage your mobile environment?
  • Can you support a heterogeneous device environment?
  • Does your network provide the bandwidth your workforce needs?
  • Can your current solutions scale with demand?
Next steps:
  1. Enforce policies that enable remote access for a wide variety of mobile devices and platforms.
  2. Implement optimized, distributed wireless networking.
  3. Secure your data transactions from endpoint, over the network and back again.
  4. Choose the Infrastructure and Security Solution Set to handle these tasks and to provide the workload capacity needed to support your mobile devices.

Solution Set 3: Application Modernization and Development

Do you have the application breadth and quality you need to support your mobile users and devices?
  • Does your workforce have the mobile line-of-business applications they need for the devices they use?
  • Do you need to create custom-built applications?
  • Have you considered desktop virtualization to manage your applications?
Next steps:
  1. Inventory your applications. Port or customize them for mobile devices.
  2. Modernize your applications and IT to handle mobile traffic securely and efficiently. Consider adding a second network for non-authenticated devices.
  3. Consider desktop virtualization to manage your application environment.
  4. Choose the Application Modernization and Development Solution Set to handle these tasks and provide mobile line-of-business applications.
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