Company size may affect BYOD needs

BYOD may be used in many workplaces, but implementing it won't be the same for every enterprise. There are numerous considerations when establishing a new BYOD-ready workplace, making an easily-adaptable system for emulating legacy applications preferable to an outdated system vulnerable to security breaches.

One thing to consider is the host for your mainframe emulation efforts, as well as the web browsers that will allow all users access to the same applications on their devices. A company that runs off of UNIX will have different concerns than one that uses Windows, and the version of the software you depend on may also dictate which solutions you need.

Another concern is the size of your company. A MIKE20 Governance Association article for SmartDataCollective recently explored how mobile device management and security can both differ for large and small businesses. In general, the source says, costs can be more of an issue for smaller enterprises that don't have the resources to support a complete overhaul.

"Larger businesses seem to be more understanding of the need for a proactive MDM system," the article states. "They tend to possess more knowledge of the technology and the risks and face fewer budgetary hurdles. By comparison, many small companies lack knowledge, funds, and insight into the risks of connecting mobile devices to their network. Cloud-based MDM solutions are a growing alternative."

The truth is, companies may not always know how to prepare for growth or new changes to the systems they use. Inventu's Flynet Viewer replaces outdated systems and enables enterprises to broaden their use of new devices.