Juniper Says BYOD is Re-Shaping The Enterprise

A new report from Juniper Research has forecast that the number of employee owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise will exceed 1 billion by 2018. This represents almost 35% of the total installed base of consumer owned tablets and smartphones. Not surprisingly, Juniper says the growing trend of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) …   Read More

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Juniper Says BYOD is Re-Shaping The EnterpriseA new report from Juniper Research has forecast that the number of employee owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise will exceed 1 billion by 2018. This represents almost 35% of the total installed base of consumer owned tablets and smartphones.

Not surprisingly, Juniper says the growing trend of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is “redefining business connectivity.”

However, the report still touches on a number of issues and implications that need to be addressed and a single policy or measure may not be sufficient while devising future BYOD strategies.

The new report, Mobile Security: BYOD, mCommerce, Consumer & Enterprise 2013-2018, found that whilst BYOD has the potential to benefit organizations in terms of enhanced employee satisfaction and productivity, the threat from unprotected employee mobile devices is of significant importance.

“Juniper Research contends that for businesses adopting BYOD, there is a need to consider mobile devices as just another endpoint – while devising measures to mitigate the challenges and the risks of managing a multi-platform environment,” the report reads.

Auspiciously, Juniper projects, more than half of all mobile devices in the US will have security apps installed by the end of 2018.

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  1. ag4it

    BYOD will continue growing as mobile devices continue to play a greater role in our lives.  That’s why so many IT players are offering solutions to address such BYOD challenges as security and device management.
    Does BYOD come with headaches?  Of course it does.  However, security issues and IT management headaches (how do I support all those devices?) can be addressed by using new HTML5 technologies that enable users to connect to applications and systems without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping applications and data separate from personal devices.
    Since AccessNow doesn’t require any software installation on the end user device – just an HTML5 browser, network connection, URL address and login details – IT staff end up with less support hassles. The volunteer or temporary employee that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.
    Visit http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708 for more info.
    Please note that I work for Ericom

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