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TEMIA’s New ePaper: “BYOD: DOs and DON’Ts”

Posted by Caroline Le Brun | July 30, 2013 8:00 AM

*Please note that Etelesolv changed its company name to Cimpl in 2016.

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.

BYOD DOs

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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Topics: Company Culture, BYOD, Resources, Tips, Best Practices, cyod, TEMIA

Written by Caroline Le Brun

As a 16-year marketing veteran, Caroline’s experience extends across multiple industries. Since she joined Cimpl, her successful marketing campaigns have increased the company’s online and community presence, in addition to Cimpl’s footprint and appearances in new or traditional media (such as the Globe and Mail). Caroline is a specialist in communication and social media. She works closely with analysts to keep track of and adapt to the trends and changes in the industry of IT: Technology Expense management, IT cost optimization, Technology trends. Her leadership conducts Cimpl’s marketing team toward ever greater achievements. Caroline is also an exemplary citizen. Outside of work, she is involved in TEMIA, the Dorval Day Camp, and other community organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Concordia University and a Master Certificate in Integrated online Strategies from the University of San Francisco Intensive Development program.

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