Categories: General Date: Feb 1, 2017 Title: BYOD, consider the facts
BYOD – consider the facts
If you have already decided that BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is not for your company, then KNOW that staff may be bringing in their own devices already, and may well be placing your systems at risk.
BYOD is happening, and a good, well thought-out, and properly enforced BYOD policy is the answer to the inevitable.
As with any major change to your network, accepting BYOD requires careful planning to be successful. You need to consider how it will affect your business, what you want to achieve with the policy, how it will integrate with other existing IT policies, how it will affect different employees and, once it’s in place, what training is required to ensure it is effectively implemented and enforced.
Here are some of the basic rules upon which you may start your foray into a managed BYOD policy:
Unmanaged BYOD – yes, there is such an option
If your users are accessing your Wifi connectivity to use services provided on the internet, such as Google docs, the need to restrict and manage the end user devices disappear. As an example, if a school opts for the provision of Wifi to students to facilitate access to cloud based resources and data storage, the strict BYOD rules above would not apply / apply to a much lesser extent
In such a case, where each student manages and owns the device, internet access is either provided in an unmanaged manner (such as a free internet service at a coffee shop) or in a managed way to authorised users, via Radius / AD authentication.
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