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Three Common Strategies to Support BYOD

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

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  Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

I'm certain that BYOD keeps IT staff up at night - security issues, managing a variety of devices, access to corporate applications, etc. But, as you mentioned, blocking access to corporate systems defeats the purpose of BYOD.

BYOD challenges can be managed by separating corporate applications and data from employees' personal devices. One approach is to publish Windows applications on Microsoft RDS (Terminal Server) or to host full VDI virtual desktops. Employees can then access these applications or desktops from their devices.

One solution that facilitates this approach is Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP client that enables iPad, iPhone and Android device users to access Windows applications and desktops from their HTML5-compatible browsers.

There's nothing to install on the end user device. Users simply click on a URL and run their applications and desktops inside the browser tab. This keeps the data in the data center. It also reduces IT support workload, as they don't need to worry about device compatibility with corporate applications.

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  Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Understanding BYOD, and what are all the possibilities and what your needs really require are really important. We were really struggling with BYOD since we are a hospital and we have HIPAA security issues to deal with, and we are too small to get a large MDM system. We started by trying to solve our biggest issue, which was doctors texting patient info to admin and other doctors. We did this by giving them Tigertext app for thier devices which is a secure texting app that is HIPAA complient and adding it to the BYOD policy. Even though we had a good BYOD policy, it wasn't enough, we had to bring each doctor in to admin for 15 minutes of training and explaining the HIPAA issues and how to use the app correctly. Now we have about 95% of the doctors in compliance. If you want employees to comply with your BYOD security program, you really need to educate employees about the BYOD policy and the technologies you use weather it is an app like Tigertext or a larger MDM system.
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