Are BYOD policies affected by new generations?

The Millennial generation has become synonymous with the always-on approach to technology. Because of the increasing speed of mobile devices, younger workers are often seen as demanding internet access wherever they are. For enterprises, this attitude may lead to changes in the workplace, as businesses try to meet their expectations.

An Enterprise Apps Tech piece recently looked at this trend, noting that the "digitally native" Millennials expect not just constant access but interconnectivity features as well, such as apps that share content between devices. Since many people this age may also expect a flexible way to access their work, companies have to consider methods of enforcing security in all of these different ways, too.

This is a possible problem. While Millennials may want the easy use of BYOD, they may not fully comprehend the security risks. A 2014 Wired article referenced a TrackVia study on this point. The piece said that 60 percent of Millennials don't worry about corporate security when they use personal apps.

"While Millennials may want the easy use of BYOD, they may not fully comprehend security risks."

For companies with legacy applications to consider, flexibility and security are both significant concerns. As the younger workforce expects BYOD, they may also influence the need for simpler access points. When businesses invest serious time and money in web client emulation, additional setup issues can be a major burden.

Inventu Flynet Viewer has both the security and usability needed to match Millennial demands. Enterprises can eliminate time-consuming downloads while supporting traditional browsers and security measures. The program you need for regular use can run as easily as an app through HTML, with all of the customized features you need to make it your own.

Mobile participation is likely to become less and less optional. With good IT modernization tools, companies can make a smooth transition and keep younger workers engaged.