BYOD access could mean a change in office culture

If you are looking to increase mainframe access in your company, you might need to consider the impact. Writing for ZDNet, James Kendrick recently noted that some of these policies need to be examined on the employee level, particularly when it comes to introducing devices to the workplace.

Kendrick's advice covers a few different areas, but it sticks to the basic principle of keeping workers within the boundaries of official policy. According to him, the best results come when employees adhere to the plans that have been set out in advance.

This includes staying away from personal apps and sites, going with the IT-sanctioned version of things over gut instinct, and, perhaps most importantly, only using the devices that are approved by the company in advance, based on research.

"Whatever method was employed to approve devices, it is imperative that workers stick to them," Kendrick writes. "Even if your device will almost certainly work, if it's not on the list then it's better to leave it at home."

What is and isn't allowed will differ depending on the goal of the company and the industry. Writing for FierceMobileIT, David Geer mentions that companies need to not only think about the particular kinds of situations their devices may be in but the limitations that might affect their uses for different operating systems and specific models. This can include certain certified devices and updated programs that may not be on every worker's radar.

With a strong mainframe emulator, the browsers that your employees use can be more trusted and form part of a better network that means greater efficiency and usability.