IDC PlanScape: Corporate Device Ownership Assessment
This IDC study shows how to develop and implement a strategic approach to mobile device ownership that better fits the management, security, and operational needs of both organizations and their employees. It addresses enterprise device ownership from the perspective of achieving both operational advantage and effective management and security for the ownership approaches ultimately chosen. Key findings:Corporate device ownership is better supported technologically today than in the past, so organizations can now shift away from BYOD-centric deployments to strategies that better treat mobile devices as workplace equipment.Where BYOD and other forms of blended corporate/personal mobile usage make sense, they can be made to complement a corporate-owned strategy without undue burdens.The reasons for employee pressure to adopt BYOD have largely subsided, providing an opportunity to shift to a corporate-owned approach without creating a user backlash."For IT, BYOD was a much-loathed trend in the early 2010s due to control and security concerns, whereas users loved it for the greater productivity it enabled. Today, the factors that led to its broad adoption have changed, and BYOD no longer makes the broad sense it once did," says Galen Gruman, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Program (IEP). "A more traditional corporate-owned approach makes better sense today for many users, if it is not overly rigid. This is especially true given the industry shift to eventually merging mobile management with desktop systems management."
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