From BYOD to WYOD: Enterprise Mobility Strategy Has Matured Over Time


Is your company ready for generation X?
Are you still stuck with the old rules of old times?
Or are you truly able to take full advantage of the mobility that has mobilized the entire market?

These are the questions that will not allow you to sleep at nights.

Mobility itself has been through many stages. Starting from something as simple yet mobile as a spiral bound notebook for taking quick notes it has now reached to wearables such as the Apple Watch and the Google glasses. But in between come a few legendary landmarks, marked in the timeline of mobility.

However, Enterprise Mobility is something bigger and better than mobility itself. Using the devices that are or that will be, firms can gain tons. For implementing this Enterprise Mobility as the new Business Strategy of there is a need for you to understand the options available, analyse them, look at your own business and see which option fits.

To help you in making this decision below mentioned are a few amongst many developments that mark Enterprise Mobility:

The acronyms that make no sense but are really important for your Enterprise:

The full form of BYOD is ‘bring your own device.’ The employees have to bring their own mobile/Smart phones in this case and use it for the benefit of the company.

This acronym means ‘choose your own device.’ The company/firm will offer a certain array of devices to the concerned employees and the employees, according to their work and requirement. With the employees getting their own choice, they will have certain happiness of being able to make choices on their own, even if the options were limited.

Corporate Owned Personally Enabled devices, are those which the company owns and chooses for peculiar employees. The company can decide the amount of personalization and or freedom the employees can get. It can facilitate an organization’s mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) initiatives. It may also enable the company to keep safe the organization’s data both technically and legally.

Wear your own device is the newest acronym among the set. As if the existing acronyms were not enough, with the coming of wearables such as the google glasses and the Apple Watch. This is almost like BYOD just that this time the device is a wearable. The best thing about a wearable is that it becomes a part of your employees’ self and does not just become and stay to be a ‘device’. With interesting wearables becoming a part of your business, it will intoxicate the employees with new vigour and fervour.

The issues with adopting these strategies one by one are:

The issue with this strategy is that there is no reliability and there is a possibility of confidential information getting leaked. Apart from security issue, company needs to make sure it has enough licenses for all the BYOD kit.

In this case employees can never get their personal things get done along with the professional. This gives them a less satisfied experience with that particular enterprise and therefore there is an increase in the rate of people leaving the job. Also limiting the choices too much can defeat the original purpose of implementing this strategy.

With this mode, employees do not get the device or personal freedom of choice and they will not be able to cope with or a strike a balance between their personal and professional life. This strategy still poses same threat of security as in BYOD. One of the apps installed by the user can be stealing corporate data.

The problem with this is that these wearables were launched last year only and they are not so prevalent as smartphones are. Like others, this way also poses security challenges. But for now while the numbers are less, risks are relatively modest.

If we come to analyse all the positive and negative points of these Enterprise Mobility strategies then there is one way that becomes the bridge that takes you from the area of uncertainty to the patch of employee satisfaction and long term relationship and that is BYOD.

The reason why we suggest this is that this strategy neither inclines too much on the professional side nor on the personal. It basically balances both parts of your employees’ life.

This was Space-O‘s analysis, however, understanding and studying the needs of your business or enterprise, you must choose your own enterprise mobility strategy. This is your chance to make the difference.


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