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TEMIA: BYOD Dos and Donts

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Copyright © 2013 TEMIA P a g e | 5 Managers must get legal counsel involved in planning for BYOD policy and throughout the roll-out to address legal issues. The right approach will balance convenience with security risks and corporate culture with the willingness of executives to support the mobile policy. It must define what employers are allowed and not allowed to do, and what happens if employees have inappropriate material on their devices. BYOD policy should also clearly identify who is eligible for the program, what devices and applications are permitted to access the network, where and when they can access it and what data employees can access. Managing BYOD programs requires technology and people to identify when employees fail to follow the policy and the consequences violating the policy. Penalties can range from ending eligibility for the BYOD program to employment termination. Don't Think in Absolutes BYOD does not have to be an all or nothing proposition in which all or no employees are eligible. TEMIA members report that for clients that implement a BYOD strategy, 88% have adopted a hybrid approach. With the hybrid model, some employees have a corporate liable program and some are eligible to use their own device under an individual liable, BYOD, CYOD or CLEO program. Only 12% of enterprises are transitioning all employees to a BYOD or CYOD program. There are three primary reasons for these hybrid programs. First, corporate ownership provides better control for employers that need to protect critical intellectual property or sensitive customer material that resides on employees' devices or applications. Second, corporate ownership avoids the blurring of personal and private data ownership between employees and employers. Finally, employers adopt hybrid programs to offer employees greater flexibility. These employees may have not been eligible for corporate paid devices and are not likely to have sensitive material on their devices. At the same time, these employers recognize that rolling out BYOD, CYOD and COPE, CLEO programs to all employees may lead to higher costs and greater security risks. 12% 88% All employees moved to BYOD program Hybrid some corporate liable and some BYOD

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