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7 Best Practices for Employee Mobile Device Rollout
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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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8/27/2013 | 9:41:00 PM
re: 7 Best Practices for Employee Mobile Device Rollout
I agree. I think as was the case with the Internet access ban, and outright ban on social media really isn't sustainable from a business standpoint.
Greg MacSweeney
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8/27/2013 | 11:26:14 AM
re: 7 Best Practices for Employee Mobile Device Rollout
Banning social app access for employees is common in financial services, but the tide is shifting. Social business is becoming more and more a part of corporate life. I think we will see social bands altered over the next few years.

For a frame of reference, banks initially banned access to the internet for most employees, but that has changed as employees obviously use the internet for work and personal use all the time.
AG4IT
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8/26/2013 | 8:59:48 AM
re: 7 Best Practices for Employee Mobile Device Rollout
Does BYOD come with headaches? Of course it does. However, security issues and IT management headaches (how do I support all those devices?) can be addressed by using new HTML5 technologies that enable users to connect to applications and systems without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping the organization's applications and data separate from the employee's personal device.

Since AccessNow doesn't require any software installation on the end user device GΗτ just an HTML5 browser, network connection, URL address and login details - IT staff end up with less support hassles. An employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

Check out this link for more info:
http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Wor...
Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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8/20/2013 | 6:20:02 PM
re: 7 Best Practices for Employee Mobile Device Rollout
Instead of outright banning some social networking and gaming apps, would there ever be a scenario where these apps might be useful to business goals that would warrant only restrictions? Or would these be reserved for limited employees who might have interaction with customers?


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