BYOD Trap for IBM

This article highlights the perils of taking a knee jerk reaction to BYOD as a Corporate Mobility strategy. By taking a more strategic approach to the consumerisation of corporate mobility and avoiding the spread sheet based financial assumptions, organisations can avoid the double-dipping cost of diving into, then having to dive back out of, a restrictive BYOD strategy. BYOD was clearly the flavour of the month in 2011, with the exaggerated speed of the mobility space (a colleague of mine describes “mobility years” as being like “dog years” 7 to 1, hard to argue) in 2012 we are seeing more and more flawed BYOD deployments in reverse gear. As always the key is strategic planning using a holistic view, BYOD, MDM, MAM, MEM all are merely bit players in the strategic mobility play.

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