How data can guide proper BYOD use

A truly "smart" approach to IT will be one that allows organizations to evolve and course-correct as necessary. This can apply broadly to all operations, but it also impacts the way that a BYOD plan might play out, according to a recent Infosecurity Magazine article.

The piece specifically addressed a "divide" between what managers think they have in place and what end users experience: while many of the former believe the company uses a "defined BYOD policy," the majority of the latter disagrees.

One of the possible solutions the article suggested involves behavior tracking to make informed decisions. Bridging the gap between the expectations and reality of BYOD may be easier, in this respect, if there is a more direct attempt to meet employee needs.

For example, if a BYOD program isn't concerned with the apps that workers are actually relying on, administrators can update the policy to include them, while also addressing any security issues they may pose.

"Organizations still have to keep the end user experience in mind."

Gregg Ostrowski of Samsung expanded on the connection between BYOD and data analytics in a piece for CIO Review. He said that current enterprises are "only scraping the surface," and that the future will bring more of a big data infrastructure to an employee's fingertips via a mobile device.

To fully realize this potential, though, organizations still have to keep the end user experience in mind, as this is where an organization stands to see the most productivity. Likewise, the tools used to improve data access should be geared toward better employee agency, as users get the functions they need from the cloud in a secure, non-demanding environment.

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