Steps Toward a BYOD Strategy

HP Strategy in a World of Work-Life Blur

Irv Christy, manager of HP’s Mobility Global Business Unit provides an overview of HP’s strategy and products for enterprise IT managers that are faced with the challenges of integrating BYOD devices into their operational plans.

BYOD devices are universally Previously, applications such as conferencing, sharing, and communicating were monopolies of the IT department. Now, that is no longer the case – with the intermingling of company and personal information on devices, often consumer class devices that have a lot of attractive features, but lack critical capabilities that the enterprise requires.  HP has found that less than a third of the enterprise customers had a formal BYOD strategy and policy set.

In contrast with two years ago, HP is now finding many customers with custom Android or IoS applications for routine processes such as expense reports or travel reservations. This “appifi-cation” of formerly internal applications results in allowing BYOD devices to meet enterprise rules yet preserve the flexibility of the consumer style UI, administered over a number of devices.

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