Are you working on BYOD? You might have things backwards. Think BWTD


cellphonebuyers_large_verge_super_wideEverybody’s talking about the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and the associated security challenges facing IT departments in both the public and private sectors. We have sure written about it here.

Most IT organizations are currently focused on finding ways to permit the BYOD approach while ensuring they can restrict and contain what those devices are able to do. But as you look ahead to a world where the consumerization of IT and BYOD become commonplace, and perhaps the preferred modes of operation for businesses and employees, you quickly realize that restricting and containing employee-owned devices is only an interim solution.

The video here captures new (to me at least) views on this topic by my friends at Fixmo.

The point from Fixmo:

The real challenge facing IT departments in the years to come is not how to permit employees to bring their devices to work, but how to enable and empower employees by “bringing work to devices” (dare we say “BWTD ?!?”), no matter who owns the hardware or exercises administrative rights. The shift from allowing BYOD to fully embracing it and enabling employees to access all of the information and applications they need to do their job will require a thoughtful and strategic approach to next-generation endpoint security, compliance and employee empowerment.

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