Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: William Schmarzo, Liz McMillan, Scott Millis, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Strong Holiday Tablet Sales Require Corporate BYOD Policies

Matrix42 Encourages Creating Clear and Concise BYOD Policies to Maintain Security of Corporate Data Against Anticipated Flood of New Tablets and Smartphones

LEHI, UT -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/12 -- With the large volume of tablet sales expected this holiday season, companies need to be prepared for an influx of devices being connected to data and services on their corporate networks. A clearly written and concise BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policy is the first step in allowing the use of personal devices than can improve productivity while also articulating the expectations regarding the use of personal devices in relation to company assets.

Matrix42, a global leader of physical, mobile and virtual Workplace Management solutions, has provided five key elements of an effective BYOD policy that clearly outlines acceptable use of corporate IT resources on mobile devices and what security controls are expected to be followed. It can create a reasonable balance where employees can connect their devices but within corporate guidelines:

  • Outline acceptable use - This includes clearly identifying how devices may and may not be used on company time and in connecting to company resources. It also outlines apps, company resources and web sites that may be accessed via a mobile device and functions that may have limitations, such as not allowing the camera to be used on company property.

  • Approved devices and support - Be as inclusive as possible but also recognize that not all devices may be able to meet your security requirements. Identify which devices and operating systems may be used and detail what type of issues will be supported by the company's IT department.

  • Measures for securing devices - Employees need to understand that while they may be allowed to access company resources with their personal devices, there is an expectation of maintaining security. List the requirements for having password protection on the device and the amount of idle time that will require a password to be entered before use. Clearly outline the rights of the company to lock, wipe or locate a device if it becomes lost or stolen or upon termination of employment.

  • Reimbursement policies - It is easy for data charges and/or roaming charges to quickly accumulate on a mobile device. Employees need to understand the level of reimbursement they can expect for hardware costs and call, text and data usage. Be sure to factor in plan overage charges and roaming charges that may be incurred.

  • Enforcement and liability - A policy does not do much good if it is not enforced. Identify for employees the penalties for not following policy and where the liability lies for things like loss of company or personal data and using a jailbroken or rooted phone. Include a signature section for the employee to acknowledge the policy.

"The Consumer Electronics Association predicts 32 million tablets will be sold at the end of this year, and it is a reasonable expectation that many of those will end up being connected to a corporate network or email account," said Gil Cattelain, director of marketing at Matrix42. "It is imperative that companies are prepared with a BYOD policy that clearly outlines expectations, security measures and enforcement. This creates an understanding between company and employees that balances the cost, productivity and employee satisfaction benefits of BYOD with the need to keep company data and resources secure and uncompromised."

Matrix42 makes it easy to launch a BYOD program that meets the needs of both employees and the company with a mobile device management (MDM) solution that automates the process of tracking, monitoring and managing mobile devices connected to the network. Matrix42 is the only company to integrate MDM with self-service capabilities that allow users to acquire and self-provision their device through the company's service catalog, download approved applications, and access management features such as device location and data wiping.

For more information, please visit http://www.matrix42.com/byod.

Follow Matrix42:
Twitter: @Matrix42man
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Matrix42Page
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Matrix42-2344654
Matrix42 blog: http://blog.matrix42.com/

About Matrix42
Matrix42 is the leading supplier for Workplace Management solutions with seamless management of physical, virtual and mobile environments. It combines Client Lifecycle, Cloud, SaaS, Virtualization and Service Management into a holistic solution enabling users to have transparent access to their data and services everywhere, from any virtual or physical device at any time. Founded in 1992, Matrix42, with headquarters near Salt Lake City and Frankfurt, Germany, has been established in the dynamic IT market for almost 20 years. More than six million clients are managed by Matrix42 software with more than 2,500 customers worldwide.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Press contact:
Rod Anderson
Springboard5 for Matrix42
801-208-1100
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@CloudExpo Stories
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
"We are the public cloud providers. We are currently providing 50% of the resources they need for doing e-commerce business in China and we are hosting about 60% of mobile gaming in China," explained Yi Zheng, CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at Cloud Expo, Robert Cohen, an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, provideed economic scenarios that describe how the rapid adoption of software-defined everything including cloud services, SDDC and open networking will change GDP, industry growth, productivity and jobs. This session also included a drill down for several industries such as finance, social media, cloud service providers and pharmaceuticals.
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
All clouds are not equal. To succeed in a DevOps context, organizations should plan to develop/deploy apps across a choice of on-premise and public clouds simultaneously depending on the business needs. This is where the concept of the Lean Cloud comes in - resting on the idea that you often need to relocate your app modules over their life cycles for both innovation and operational efficiency in the cloud. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Valentin (Val) Bercovici, CTO of Soli...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Join Impiger for their featured webinar: ‘Cloud Computing: A Roadmap to Modern Software Delivery’ on November 10, 2016, at 12:00 pm CST. Very few companies have not experienced some impact to their IT delivery due to the evolution of cloud computing. This webinar is not about deciding whether you should entertain moving some or all of your IT to the cloud, but rather, a detailed look under the hood to help IT professionals understand how cloud adoption has evolved and what trends will impact th...
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Claude Remillard, Principal Program Manager in Developer Division at Microsoft, contrasted how his team used config as code and immutable patterns for continuous delivery of microservices and apps to the cloud. He showed how the immutable patterns helps developers do away with most of the complexity of config as code-enabling scenarios such as rollback, zero downtime upgrades with far greater simplicity. He also demoed building immutable pipelines in the cloud ...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...