Today Dell Quest Software announced the results of a global survey of IT executives to gauge the level of organizational maturity with existing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies, along with realized and anticipated benefits and problems. The findings conclude that approximately 70% of companies believe BYOD can improve their work processes and help them work better in the future, while an estimated 59% believe they would be at a competitive disadvantage without BYOD.
Bring your own device can bring real benefits to end user engagement and further align the user with your strategy to abstract the application from the underlying infrastructure, to in effect stream your applications and services down a wire, reducing your client device management and support costs. I’ve spoken with people using bring your own device services and they have porvided very positive feedback, it’s interesting to read what solutions the different vendors and service providers are working on in this space to help with connectivity, security, application virtualization and management.
We need to be able to deploy applications and services quickly, to onboard a user without delay, how many CIOs or managers have I spoken too that can get a contract starting next week but be waiting for weeks whilst the user ID, the email and the desktop/laptop or thin client are configured ready for use, bring your own device wont solve all our problems, but it’s another step towards removing the barriers to onboarding a new user and complexity in client device management.