Technology Solution Provider Offers Advice for Managing the
“Bring Your Own Device” Trend
Farmington Hills, MI, April 17,
2012 – First it was a few salespeople with Blackberrys.
Then the C-suite started iMessaging each other on their
smartphones. Now everyone wants to bring their own device to work.
In fact, researchers say that 1.2 billion smartphones will enter
the market over the next five years. Logicalis, an international IT
solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com/),
has developed a series of tips for managing BYOD as well as a
complimentary guide, “When Cool! Entered the Data Center” to help
IT professionals better prepare for the increasing number of
personal computing devices that are being used for enterprise
networks. More information is available at http://www.us.logicalis.com/BYOD.
“Now is the time to build the IT
infrastructure, wide area and wireless networks that you know you
are going to need tomorrow,” says Mark Kelly, vice president of
Communication & Collaboration Solutions, Logicalis. “BYOD
is changing the IT landscape, but it’s something to embrace and
empower because it’s not going away.”
Top Tips for Managing BYOD
1. Implement Security Architecture and
Policies. If organizations have not established specific
policies for their employees, they’re not really breaking any
rules. And it will be hard, if not impossible, to get the BYOD
genie back into the bottle after all the personal devices begin to
enter the enterprise. Review the company’s IT Security Policy to
address non-company owned mobile assets.
2. Prepare Your Network. Now is the time to
assess, and potentially upgrade, the business’ wireless network to
ensure it’s capable of supporting the additional bandwidth
requirements of employee-owned mobile devices to include adequate
Quality of Service (QoS) controls for appropriate handling of
3. Monitor and Manage Activity. Implement a
mobile device management (MDM) strategy that can provide complete
provisioning, configuration, monitoring and reporting for
connecting BYOD mobile devices.
4. Make your Infrastructure BYOD-friendly. IT
Pros can’t beat them, but they can do a lot more than join them.
Empower your IT infrastructure to encompass your future,
incorporating and integrating BYOD tools. This includes building a
robust network platform capable of delivering real-time
collaboration experiences to any device and providing transparent
mobility with location services for anytime, anywhere
Want to learn more about the BYOD revolution
and how it can positively impact an organization? Visit Logicalis’ BYOD
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and
managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise
in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud
services; and managed services.
Logicalis Group employs over 2,500 people
worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design,
specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the
needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To
achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with
technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of
over $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South
America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of
the leading IT and Communications solution integrators,
specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec
Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges,
with revenues of approximately $5 billion.
For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/.