Security and RoI challenge BYOD implementations

BYOD investment by enterpriseEnterprises are considering security and value for money as the major challenges in BYOD implementations, said Strategy Analytics.

This is despite the fact that BYOD implementation is more economical than traditional enterprise purchasing, while providing the network infrastructure and support required by users.

Samsung, Lenovo and Apple are the top enterprise device makers. Global enterprise tablet market will grow at a CAGR of 8.6 percent by 2021, according to Research and Markets.

The implementation of EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in May 2018 will create greater headaches for BYOD environments.

The U.S. is the largest market for Personal Liable devices with the increasing trend of adding mobile security tools.

SMB adoption of BYOD is strong in the US, compared to the UK, France and Germany.

Corporate-liable devices dominate in EU countries in both SMB and corporate environments.

About 10 percent of companies in U.S, UK, France and Germany expect personal-liable tablets to decrease over next year due to security concerns.

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) is the top tool businesses use to manage business data on personal-liable devices, however nearly 1/3 do not manage corporate information on PL devices at all.

Mobile security management, device procurement, and device provisioning are the top mobility management strategies implemented by organizations.

Anti-virus/malware, secure VPN, data encryption, and device locking, are the top most important features being implemented.

“Mobile security is the greatest concern among surveyed business respondents. However, there are many companies who still do not manage corporate information on Personal-Liable devices. When GDPR comes into force in 2018, it is going to have a significant impact on BYOD growth,” said Gina Luk, principal analyst of Mobile Workforce Strategies at Strategy Analytics.

Companies cannot believe that they are providing adequate security for personal data unless it can demonstrate that it has implemented appropriate EMM, containers, controls and procedures, to ensure separation of business data from personal data on the device.

EMM is recommended under California cyber-security law. It will encourage larger firms to employ additional lawyers, to ensure company processes guarantee compliance with the new directive.

Strategy Analytics said there will be a negative impact on BYOD, as companies will be less willing to face repercussions or overlooking any aspects of the new directive.

“Cost savings from BYOD are not comparable to the financial damage and reputational risk that can be incurred as a result of lost or stolen data and the security implications that a data breach entails,” said Andrew Brown, executive director of Enterprise Research at Strategy Analytics.

IT staff are pressured by the challenges of enterprise mobility and are looking for more resources and solutions to help them, said a survey by Tangoe, a provider of Mobility, IT and Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and services.

65 percent of IT staff acknowledges that security remains the most challenging aspect of their jobs with respect to their management of mobile needs, and 55 percent seeing security as the biggest mobile challenge facing their organizations in the future.

96 percent plans to add new Mobile Management services within the next 2 years, with 70 percent saying they will add such services in the next 12 months.

The Global Managed Mobility Services (MMS) market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 34.1 percent over the next decade to reach approximately $65 billion by 2025.

Some of the trends that the market is witnessing include rising adoption of enterprise & productivity apps fuels growth in the market, emergence of cloud-based enterprise mobility management and crucial growth in the adoption of BYOD amid organizations to gain competitive benefit.

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