Study: It'll Soon Be Bring Your Own Computer To Work Day, Every Day

edited September 2013 in CRN Community

imageStudy: It'll Soon Be Bring Your Own Computer To Work Day, Every Day

Half of employers may begin requiring their employees to bring their own device to work by 2017, Gartner study says.

Read the full story here


Comments

  • Regardless of the exact numbers, BYOD will continue growing as mobile devices continue to play a greater role in our lives. That's why most major IT players are offering solutions to address such BYOD challenges as security and device management.

    I also agree that employers should provide the basic hardware necessary to get the job done. BYOD should be for employees that want it.

    Does BYOD come with headaches? Of course it does. However, security issues and IT management headaches (how do I support all those devices?) can be addressed by using new HTML5 technologies that enable users to connect to applications and systems without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping applications and data separate from personal devices.

    Since AccessNow doesn't require any software installation on the end user device – just an HTML5 browser, network connection, URL address and login details - IT staff end up with less support hassles. The volunteer or temporary employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

    Visit http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708 for more info.

    Please note that I work for Ericom
Sign In or Register to comment.
Forums HomeGo To CRN

Welcome to the new CRN Forums. Feel free to sign up or, if you are already a CRN.com subscriber, log in. Please refrain from posting any press releases, marketing material or content not related to the IT channel. Keep the discussions civil, intelligent and informative.


Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Categories