Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Survival Guide

1st Edition

Jessica Keyes

Auerbach Publications
Published March 26, 2013
Reference - 451 Pages - 29 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466565036 - CAT# K16077

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Summary

Where end-users once queued up to ask the IT department for permission to buy a new computer or a new version of software, they are now bypassing IT altogether and buying it on their own. From laptops and smartphones to iPads and virtually unlimited software apps, end-users have tasted their freedom and love it. IT will simply never be the same.

Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Survival Guide explains the psycho-techno phenomenon also known as bring your own technology (BYOT). Providing the guidance necessary for living in this new world, it describes the new end-users (Millennials) and their demands, as well as the strategic and tactical ramifications of these demands.

Examining the business aspects of BYOD—selection, purchasing, and corporate culture—the book covers the broad range of technical considerations including selection, connectivity, training, support, and security. It also includes an extensive set of best practices.

The book is geared for the small- to medium-size enterprise that needs to integrate BYOD into their environment. It addresses topics such as content and data management, risk assessment, performance measurement, management, and even configuration management.

The text includes a set of Quick Start guides that provide tips for such things as assessing costs, cloud integration, and even legal issues. There is also a full set of appendices that supply helpful information on everything from security settings for Apple iOS devices to a sample employee mobile device agreement.

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