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TEMIA Releases Report on BYOD Best Practices
TEMIA recently published a free ePaper titled “BYOD: DOs and DON’Ts”. The report presents TEMIA’s research results on BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) best practices in the workplace and weighs the pros, the cons, as well as the alternatives.
In 2006, the largest TEM providers founded the Telecom Expense Management Industry Association (TEMIA for short). The not-for-profit now includes over 40 members, including Etelesolv (now Cimpl) as of 2009. Its mission is to raise awareness of the values and benefits of TEM solutions through promotion of industry knowledge among TEM providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients.
Every year, TEMIA releases a white paper based on data from its members with the purpose of helping IT organizations analyze technology investments. With the proliferation of smartphone technologies driving employee demand for BYOD, “BYOD: DOs and DON’Ts” is as relevant and timely as ever. As the report outlines, 48% of TEMIA clients have adopted BYOD and another 20% are seriously considering it. The overall sentiment is that BYOD is not to be ignored and managers overwhelmingly lack the right information for smart BYOD programs.
The comprehensive paper on BYOD offers guidance for successful implementation of BYOD programs within an enterprise by addressing key challenges and providing important recommendations. One of the report’s most significant findings is that while companies adopting BYOD expect reduced costs, 69% see their costs rise or stay the same. That being said, despite the correlation between BYOD and higher costs, BYOD merits consideration given its benefits, such as employee satisfaction.
The ePaper also delves into legal/security precautions and the importance and intricacies of policy enforcement. Throughout, BYOD is compared and contrasted to the other most popular IT business strategies in order to convey a clearer picture of your options. These other options include Corporate Liable, CYOD (Choose Your Own Device), CLEO (Corporate Liable Employee Owned) and COPE (Corporate Owned Personally Enabled). Ultimately, the paper provides managers with the pertinent information to construct a plan that compromises the interests of both the company and its employees.
As the authoritative voice on TEM, TEMIA suggests engaging with a Solutions Provider, such as Etelesolv, to help manage BYOD programs. Telemanager, Etelesolv’s software platform, can automate efforts to determine eligibility, enrolment, tracking devices and applications employees are using, or eventually not using. As the industry moves forward, TEM puts analytic and business intelligence at the forefront, and operates strictly on the foundation of best practices. Etelesolv operates according to this vision and is successful in implementing it. As BYOD becomes increasingly prevalent, Cimpl's future as a comprehensive solution promises to be as vibrant as ever.
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