3 factors that may disrupt BYOD in the future

One of the advantages of a Web-based terminal emulator like Inventu's Flynet Viewer is the way it lets companies prepare for the future. This solution doesn't just make it easy to access important Web functions now, but gives users the tools to do so even as device and browser needs change.

Maintaining consistency will be especially important as technological conditions change. The following are some new trends on the horizon that could affect the way organizations have to think about Bring Your Own Device policies in the future. Because BYOD can be a model for different systems, these changes may also effect greater enterprise planning:

  • "Blended" devices: Expensify CEO David Barrett told Pymnts that devices that allow users to manage personal and work functions separately are appearing. He says that "software separation" is arising to fill the gap, keeping the devices suitable for both arenas.
  • Version specificity: Ramin Edmond of TechTarget noted that some companies use BYOD policies that specify OS versions, a significant step when so much can change, even between different editions of the same OS.
  • Wearables: Research cited by ZDNet references the seemingly conflicting attitudes businesses have towards wearables. Statistics from Tech Pro Research show the majority of survey respondents were unsure about whether they would include wearables in BYOD use for their organization or not. Regardless, smart watches were the most frequently used variable.

Flynet Viewer is an adjustable mainframe terminal solution that makes emulation and device use easy for those with legacy application concerns. Users can access applications through a secure sharepoint portal that keeps the functions themselves easy to use.