Mobile Consumerization and BYOD Strategy: It’s Not For Everyone, Says Alsbridge Report

A new report from Alsbridge, Inc., outlines how to successfully implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy through careful evaluation, the right sponsorship and the right implementation plan.

According to the report, innovation in consumer technology is outpacing business, and many employees are using their personal devices and applications for work to leverage those innovations. In fact, 73 percent of enterprises now allow non-IT managed devices to access corporate resources.

“As the proliferation of employee-owned smartphones and tablets continues to accelerate, employees everywhere are growing impatient with standard issue devices and capabilities that many enterprises still deploy,” says Alsbridge Inc., CEO, Chip Wagner. CIOs and their IT organizations are faced with a profound challenge of satisfying the demand for device, platform and application flexibility while mitigating the financial, operational, technical, and security risks that emerge.

Bring your own mobile device is part of the larger trend in the consumerization of IT, but it is one of the fastest growing segments and certainly the most visible in the media. Armed with a credit card, business units are provisioning cloud infrastructure, storage, hosted applications, collaboration tools and even customer-facing systems in hours and days.

“BYOD and broader consumerization strategies are not for everyone,” explains Dieter Thompson, president, Alsbridge Inc., “It requires careful evaluation, the right sponsorship, and the right implementation plan to be successful.” The benefits should be meaningful and compelling, and encompass business advantages that stretch far beyond cost savings.

Marketplace dynamics and the technologies available to the enterprise will continue to change rapidly. Like the technology it represents, every mobile strategy is a transitional state and a fluid plan. Staying ahead of the competitive curve takes long term commitment, resources a partnership with a market-savvy advisor.

Read the full report here: Alsbridge Insight: Mobile Consumerization Takes Flight

About Alsbridge Inc.

Alsbridge is a global consulting firm that helps companies transform and optimize the way they purchase, manage and leverage technology and business processes.   We have over 175 team members on 4 continents serving over 200 clients a year including more than 40% of the Fortune 500.  Alsbridge has helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors.  Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your service providers.  Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, network carrier services, hardware and software, application support and development, business processes and cloud services.

EDITORS/WRITERS: Journalists interested in covering the above topic or interviewing one of our SMEs please contact:

Eric Gilmour
Office: (214) 696-6410

eric.gilmour@alsbridge.com
www.alsbridge.com

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