BYOD is the more familiar model that companies use. Bring your own device has been favorable by many because it saves the company money, while allowing employees the freedom to use their own devices at work and at home. Unfortunately, BYOD also has many manageability and security concerns. As of recent, more and more companies are converting to a model that reduces the concerns that come with BYOD.
We’re on a mobile roll! Check out this fantastic infographic put together by SOTI, a mobile device management and BYOD solutions company. These stats are the result of a poll of senior IT personnel across a variety of industries and organization sizes.
Whether you are new to TEM, or a seasoned pro – there’s always more to learn about telecom. As the industry shifts, and technology changes – we must arm ourselves with knowledge to remain agile. Today we wanted to share some of our best telecom expense management (TEM) resources.
These devices are either commuting home (BYOD), or being providing to employees by the organization. Each option has its own risks, costs and benefits, each of which must be carefully considered. We’ve discussed this on our blog before – the real costs of BYOD, and projections for the future of devices in the office.
Last month, we released our latest white paper in partnership with Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA). The decision has attracted controversy and created anxiety regarding its direct bearing on and implications for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
There’s been an influx of interest in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) lately. Whether for the workplace or in educational settings, there are many considerations to be made for these devices. Which devices will be allowed, how will these devices be used, and how much ‘pain’ will be tolerated from a expense standpoint?
When it comes to telecom expense management, BYOD can look a lot like an iceberg. Somewhat small and unassuming above water, but absolutely massive and destructive under the surface. Given the need for mobile technology in the workplace (and beyond), BYOD has become a force we can no longer ignore. What are the implications of BYOD? From a finances to security, BYOD comes with risks that cannot be taken lightly.
In partnership with TEMIA, Valicom releases ‘Understanding How Cochran v. Schwan’s Home Services Impacts BYOD‘. The white paper discusses rulings from the State of California, defining how an employer reimburses employees for required uses of personal devices.The decision has attracted controversy and created anxiety regarding its direct bearing on and implications for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.
Last week Apple announced the highly anticipated iPhone 6. The device is available in two sizes, 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Apple received more the four million orders of the new phone in just 24 hours, compared to the iPhone 5, which sold just 2 million units at its release in 2012.
Valicom has posted their first SlideShare! The below SlideShare talks about the increasing trend of BYOD. Is it cost effective? Is it security safe? Are there legal and non-compliance issues? These are all important things to think about when implementing BYOD as part of your business. While this SlideShare points out problems created by BYOD, it also discusses alternative solutions that would steer you in direction that best fits your business needs.
A new story today in the New York times vividly illustrates the security risks we’ve been talking about in previous posts, as more and more devices and machines become internet connected. A scary detail broke that the hackers in the recent Target payment card breach gained access to the retailer’s records through its heating and cooling system. In other cases, hackers have used printers, thermostats and videoconferencing equipment.
BYOD: What is driving costs? In our previous post on TEM Trend One – BYOD Boom or Bust, we covered the issue of whether BYOD is helping with costs or not. It is worth discussing what is driving those costs higher, as it isn’t an easy answer. There are six main things companies are seeing…
Many firms just don’t have a good enough grasp of their current telecom environment to be able to determine if BYOD does them any good. It always comes back to “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. If you don’t know where you are now, how do you decide where to go?
Firms are adding security measures to manage mobile at an unprecedented pace, but that may not be enough. Personal mobile devices are still considered that to their owners – “personal”. “My stuff, not your stuff.” So security policies designed to protect the company may be balked at by users, and users’ own sloppy personal habits – like storing passwords ON their devices, or not setting up PIN access – can also undermine the efforts.
With the lightning pace of technological advancement, and the spread of BYOD and mobile management challenges, the telecom expense management landscape keeps getting more complicated. Telecom managers, CFOs, COOs and CEOs all need to keep up, both on technology and on trends, to know what is coming down the road that might impact their business.