Good Technology today unveiled two new professional service offerings designed to help organizations quickly and easily transition to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobile infrastructure and establish appropriate BYOD policies. The new services—BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services–are available immediately to companies globally.
According to a survey by Forrester Research, Inc., 72 percent of North American and 60 percent of European information workers already pay for all or part of their monthly data plans simply to have the freedom to use their personal device at work. Today’s ‘consumerization of IT’ pressures—where employees are demanding access to corporate data on their personal devices —creates new challenges for IT. Structured BYOD programs are a way to leverage consumer mobile device and application innovation to enhance employee productivity, while keeping enterprise data secure.
In enabling BYOD environments for the FORTUNE 100 and beyond, Good Technology has the experience not only to help companies jumpstart defining their BYOD Policies, but also to assist IT departments plan an efficient transition from their current infrastructure.
“We talk with a lot of customers who have been thinking about implementing a BYOD program but don’t know where to start, or how to finish and roll out. Others had been planning for a three-year transition, but are now challenged to potentially implement a BYOD program and migrate all mobile employees in just six months,” said Allen Spence, Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services, Good Technology. “When you’re dealing with global customers like ours, who are converting thousands of employees to new technologies, it can be a daunting project, and extremely resource intensive. Our BYOD services provide our existing and new customers with expertise and the frameworks to roll out successful BYOD programs.”
Good’s new BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services are geared towards customers that want to tap the productivity and cost benefits of BYOD, but are grappling how to navigate the business, legal, financial, and HR questions needed to reach agreement by cross-functional stakeholders outside IT and roll out a successful BYOD offering.