Solution Helps Set BYOD Policies

— September 20, 2012

Good Technology unveiled BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services solutions designed to help organizations transition to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobile infrastructure and establish appropriate BYOD policies.

According to a survey by Forrester Research, 72% of North American and 60% of European information workers pay for at least part of their monthly data plans just to be able to use their personal device at work. Employee demand to access corporate data on their personal devices creates new challenges for IT.  Structured BYOD programs address this by leveraging consumer mobile devices and application innovation to enhance employee productivity while keeping enterprise data secure.

The new solutions are geared toward customers who want to tap the productivity and cost benefits of BYOD, but are contending with how to navigate the business, legal, financial and HR questions needed to reach agreement by cross-functional stakeholders outside IT and roll out a successful BYOD offering.

“We talk with a lot of customers who have been thinking about implementing a BYOD program, but don’t know where to start or how to finish and roll out. Others have been planning for a three-year transition, but are now challenged to potentially implement a BYOD program and migrate all mobile employees in just six months,” said Allen Spence, vice president of worldwide professional services with Good Technology. “When you’re dealing with global customers who are converting thousands of employees to new technologies, it can be a daunting project and extremely resource-intensive.”

BYOD Policy Construction service provides a structured framework for customers’ executive sponsors and mobility leaders, enabling them to:

  • Offer industry data, peer data and best practices to inform policy decisions
  • Accelerate decision making
  • Drive consensus within an inter-disciplinary team, including representation from HR, finance, legal, security, regulatory compliance, purchasing, global privacy, and employee communications
  • Balance the security interests of the employer with employee privacy concerns
  • Tailor a standalone BYOD policy to each organization’s culture, workforce and risk management profile
  • Prepare the BYOD policy statement and end user agreement for executive ratification and adoption
The Transition Services solution provides customers with a dedicated consultant who works with them to:
  • Define success criteria
  • Forecast the number of devices that need to be provisioned and launch demand generation programs
  • Map out the steps necessary for an efficient rollout
  • Define and recommend process and infrastructure improvements wherever needed
  • Oversee the implementation
  • Track progress of end user support issues, server and software performance
  • Train program participants with target attendees and delivery schedule
  • Advise on a communication plan to outline when and how the transition will occur
  • Perform a final readiness review to ensure the company is prepared to execute the transition plan

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