McKinsey: Proceed With Caution With BYOD
Wade cautiously into BYOD initiatives, advise authors Janaki Akella, Brad Brown, Greg Gilbert, and Lawrence Wong in a new piece out from McKinsey Quarterly. Rather than suddenly make all business processes mobile-ready and accessible by anyone in the company, the authors suggest focusing on key user groups that are likely to see the greatest benefit from mobile access to data. Such a “tiered approach” will keep initial costs down, provide management with a beta test of sorts, and limit the initial exposure to security breaches — all while providing crucial information to critical workers to help them better do their jobs.
“This will maximize value while being responsive to consumer demand and providing the foundation for new use cases to emerge,” they write. “Some enterprises have implemented this approach by allowing all employees to bring their personal devices and providing them with only basic enterprise applications, such as e-mail and the company directory. Most application resources are then available to focus on the highest-value segments; they can, for instance, provide salespeople with devices and a set of customized applications that help drive revenue.”
Read it here: Mobility Disruption: A CIO Perspective | McKinsey Quarterly
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