Mobile Device Management: BYOD gets religion

Companies are working to address the "Holy Trinity" of BYOD issues to cut cost.
Companies are working to address the “Holy Trinity” of BYOD issues to cut cost.


Around 1.2 billion Catholics will wait on pins and needles as the Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s Holy See during conclave in order to elect the new Supreme Pontiff, for as much as two weeks or maybe even a month, according to Vatican history.

However perhaps a billion smartphone and tablet users — with Android and iOS claiming nearly as many religious followers as Roman Catholicism — are still waiting for the blessings of Enterprise IT before their devices can enter their Holy Networks.

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, has always been a tricky issue for large corporations. To lower IT costs, allowing employees to bring their own smartphones and tablets to work has a clearly identifiable cost savings over employer-supplied devices, but there are three major problems with this.

Read more about how companies are saving money by encouraging employees to BYOD at ZDNet.

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Freddie Allen is the National News Editor for the NNPA News Wire and 200-plus Black newspapers. 20 million readers. You should follow Freddie on Twitter and Instagram @freddieallenjr.

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