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Interview: Bringing on BYOD

Zafar Anjum | April 18, 2013
Singapore is a leader in the BYOD space, and emerging countries, such as India and Indonesia, are expected to be fast adopters, says Peter Marrs, Executive Director, End User Computing Business, Dell Asia Pacific & Japan Region.

A hybrid model of BYOD and enterprise devices is likely to dominate.  Dell believes that BYOD adoption will increasingly require CIOs to enable users to leverage multiple devices, connected in different ways and from multiple locations, while ensuring that these users still have immediate access to the same set of essential applications and data. The challenge for CIOs is making this access seamless to end-users while still maintaining the necessary management and compliance requirements in areas like access control, provisioning, and data security, etc.

Companies that want to embrace BYOD should NOT look for single-solution providing vendors, but someone who offers a complete ecosystem.  Dell firmly believes that every BYOD strategy should focus on users, starting from policy enforcement, to configuration/access management and device management.

 


1 BYOD: Putting Users First Produces Biggest Gains, Fewest Setbacks, Jan 23, 2013, http://www.quest.com/documents/byod-putting-users-first-produces-biggest-gains-fewest-setbacks-datasheet-19142.pdf

 

 

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