The Challenge with BYOD
Your organization allows employees to use their own computers at work to save money and get off of the PC upgrade wagon. According to a late 2014 survey by BMC, it is estimated that the average BYOD-carrying employee works an extra two hours and sends 20 more emails every day! This increase in employee productivity is complemented by the reduction in IT costs by not providing computers.
But how do you enforce strong separation of personal and company information, prevent company data from leaking out through personal email accounts or social media, and ensure that terminated employees do not pass confidential information on to their new employers? And also how do you cost-effectively support these users with the necessary applications and network access while they are all running on different platforms? Equally important are the issues of security compliance in regulated industries with standards such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and FDA 21 CFR 11.