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BYOD–Allow Your Employees To Bring Their Devices To Work

Everyone has their comfortable and productive device of choice—Let your employees use their own device at work with Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS)

"Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) refers to an IT network policy where employees can access company resources, such as work-based email accounts, shared applications and data. However, this mobile-friendly policy raises a number of concerns in terms of information management and security.

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BYOD Overview

In general terms, BYOD can be defined as a policy or program that enables device-independence for end-users over an IT network. Instead of a business providing their employees with company-owned devices, the employees are encouraged to use their personal devices, whether a smartphone, a tablet or a notebook, for work purposes.The reason that BYOD programs are becoming more popular is because of the rise of mobile devices over the past decade.

Leading global research firm, Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), expected that by the end of 2016 four out of ten organizations would rely only on BYOD, and avoid providing company devices to their employees. By 2020, 85% of businesses are expected to have some form of BYOD program in place.

However, when it comes to adopting a BYOD policy, various concerns exist regarding data administration control, safety from intrusions, and a strong user experience over multiple platforms that should be addressed:

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