BYOD in quotes, 6 januari 2012
‘Bring your own device’ gaat het helemaal worden in 2012. Waarom? Iedereen zegt en schrijft het, daarom! Maar even zonder gekheid. De hype rond ‘bring your own device’ is zeker aan het aanzwellen en het aantal artikelen over #BYOD neemt razendsnel toe. Tijd om een eerste selectie van quotes, knipsels en opmerkingen uit te lichten, zonder verder commentaar overigens. Sommige quotes staan ‘toevallig’ bij elkaar 😉 .
“Deze uitkomsten laten een zekere discrepantie zien”, aldus Rob van der Hoeven, Area Vice President Benelux bij Citrix. “Werknemers willen steeds meer mobiel werken, maar werkgevers doen te weinig om ze daarmee te helpen. Daar komt bij dat steeds meer werknemers hun eigen mobiele apparaten meenemen naar de werkvloer. Als bedrijven hier niet op een slimme manier op inspringen, dan zouden ze de slag om de jonge generatie werknemers wel eens kunnen gaan verliezen.”
“We allow just about any kind of device, but we only allow email and connection to the Outlook Exchange server access,” says Jim Craig, vice president of marketing for 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union in Newport News, Va., via American Banker.
“And yet, most employees are stuck in a mobile app time warp, limited to doing only email and calendars on their smartphones. Consumer apps have beautiful interfaces that utilize touch and deliver data in one or two clicks. Employee-facing apps have tiny fonts, ugly interfaces, and endless menus that require minutes of navigating to get data. In fact, an employee may need to access several applications before he or she has enough data to make a business decision.”, via Information Week.
“We are considering a BYOD policy, with the proviso people don’t connect them to the network or use them to access the Internet”, via Twitter.
“Er zijn al enkele overheidsorganisaties waar medewerkers zelf de apparatuur mogen kiezen waar ze het liefst mee werken. Bijna alle andere organisaties zijn bezig daarvoor beleid te ontwikkelen. Voor veel ict-afdelingen zal BYOD een uitdaging zijn, maar ook een stimulans om te vernieuwen. De vraag is of medewerkers daarop gaan zitten wachten of hun eigen spullen gaan gebruiken”, Davied van Berlo – Binnenlands Bestuur.
“Wij staan het gebruik van persoonlijke apparaten in de bedrijfsomgeving niet toe”, laat Neil Beckingham van Shaw Trust onomwonden weten. “De reden is dat onze belangrijkste klant een overheidsinstelling is waarvoor security van het grootste belang is.”, via CIO.nl.
“In the early days of smartphones, having a great software solution was good enough. And for some, it still is. But the smartphone is becoming the tool of choice by a greater number of people each day, both at the family level and beyond. As a result, the best mobile apps and solutions going forward will need to be cross-platform, collaborative and offer centralized notifications to keep us all productive without overwhelming us with too much information.”, Kevin C. Tofel – GigaOM.
“Unternehmensinterne Daten scheinen angesichts der starken Vermischung privater und beruflicher Geräte und der Vielzahl an Bedrohungen gefährdeter denn je”, heißt es auch in der Sicherheitsprognose für 2012 vom Security-Spezialisten Symantec. Ähnlich sieht es Blue Coat Systems: “Mit neuen BYOD-Initiativen und der Einführung von iPads in Unternehmen steigt auch das Risiko von Datenlecks”, heißt es in deren Prognose. “Da Benutzer zukünftig immer online sind, wird es für IT-Manager zunehmend schwieriger, die Kollegen an jedem Ort und auf jedem Endgerät durchgängig zu schützen.”, via Chip.de.
“BYOD = consumerization of IT = unauthorized devices in hands of authorized persons”, via Twitter.
“IT departments need to optimise their systems and support for content delivery — not devices. Information workers live and die by content. But IT departments still seem worried about hardware. Security and control are usually the primary concern when provisioning devices in the enterprise, but ensuring that employees can access their content — and only their content — is, at best, a very distant second.”, Todd Barr – Alfresco.
“So, let’s get pragmatic. There are no silver bullets, magic spells or all encompassing one-click solutions to making online services safe for students and staff. Especially for the increasing number of private mobile devices that are appearing on your campus. Creating an environment that encourages your staff, guests and students to use a safe, filtered and reliable Wi-Fi service will reliably protect the majority of them. Those that want to go ‘off piste’ will – and there’s not much you can do to protect them, especially if they are using 3G or unfiltered public services.”, via Smoothwall.
“Even in the BYOD world there remains the question of who should legally own the device, in addition to the questions of who owns the data consumed and created on it. The harsh truth is that there are no answers to these questions – the courts haven’t ruled on them, and legislators haven’t written laws to address them. The good news is that we’re in a period of experimentation to see what works best; the bad news is that the resulting uncertainty and inconsistency make “doing the right thing” very difficult.”, Galen Gruman – Infoworld.
“I have a prediction on BYOD. Anybody want to hear it? BYOD users strike. Word gets out that businesses are pushing for BYOD because of cost savings and users no longer find it cool to fork over their own money to benefit the employers. Employers unite to offer a compromise of paying for model A or model B, which will address security concerns. Since neither are an Apple product, the users will rebel and demand premium expenditures on new products and device hardware of their own choosing. At the end of 2012, the BYOD strike does not get resolved. I go this idea from talking to Leyland Brown. We talked about this for a while and she feels very strongly that she doesn’t believe people will be forking out their own cash to benefit their employer”. Paolo Del Nibletto – ITBusiness.ca
“Is it really possible to allow students and staff to be productive in school, using technology they’ve brought in themselves? Can the school save money buying or replacing hardware, by utilising the devices which have often been banned from the network? Will staff and students actually work harder and be more engaged in their learning and teaching, if it’s all happening on a device which they enjoy using? Or is BYOD nothing more than a headache for school IT staff, a massive security risk, and a fad based largely on the head teacher being in love with their new iPad?” – Microsoft Education UK.
“According to Good Technology’s survey, the transition to a BYOD approach offers a substantial opportunity for savings. “Based on overall survey responses, Good estimates the broad industry average cost for a company-owned device to be about $80/month,” the report states. “Of the surveyed companies supporting BYOD programs, 77% have been able to reduce the percentage of their mobile users using company-owned devices to 60% or less.” In addition, 50% have been able to reduce even further to 20% or less.”, via Mobile Enterprise.
“Of course we enable consumerization! Our employees can use an iPad client to connect to a virtual desktop anytime they want,” is just another way of saying, “We really don’t understand consumerization at all, so let’s just have the users resort to whatever random applications and services they happen to find.”, Jack Madden.
“The mobile revolution has happened so fast that few businesses have been able to keep up with the necessary IT changes brought on by the trend. This will create an explosion of sales opportunities and new investments in holistic mobile device management systems that meet a diverse range of operational needs.”, iSupport.
‘Mobility is already an attractive option for enterprises to escape the ‘dead-hand clutch’ of much of IT – where that ‘dead-hand’ represents the length of time and cost taken to deliver business-relevant applications. Some part of this slowness of delivery come from the super-complexity of software sold in the past by the likes of IBM, Oracle, SAP and many others; some part can be attributed to the perceived disconnect between IT from the essence of business – the delivery of value. Unsurprisingly, this ‘dead-hand’ is not an aspect that executives value; rather, they want to bury it.”, Constellation Research.
“Already, most companies support BYOPC, even if they don’t think they do. After all, a home PC or Mac is definitely a BYO device, so any employee working from home on their equipment is part of your BYOPC reality. Expect that reality to grow more formalized in the workplace, partly due to the increasing sales of Macs : 11 percent of new PCs in the United States in 2011 were from Apple, and more than 7 percent in the United Kingdom and Western Europe. However, keep in mind that people who use computers for the most value tend to be those who work from home and on the road, and they want the same mix of personal and work capabilities on their laptops as they get on their smartphones.”, Trendround.