As our American readers know, yesterday was Groundhog Day, and since Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, we’re in for six more weeks of winter. And lucky for you, we’ve got more than six more weeks of news round-ups (and then some!) Before we begin, we want to give you a heads-up that we’ve got some exciting things brewing at Matrix42, so be sure to check back on the blog in the next week or so.
In case you missed it earlier this week, Andreas Jacob, one of our product managers, shared his insight on how advanced IT service management improves employee satisfaction and builds better relationships. As we mention in many of our posts, the BYOD phenomenon is gaining traction throughout the IT industries. Andreas points out in his post that being able to bring your own device to the workplace is actually becoming an expectation for job-seekers and one of the ways to retain current employees. Check it out and let us know what you think!
In other BYOD news, Chris Fleck, the vice president of mobile solutions for Citrix, recently shared five ways for organizations to control BYOD deployment on tablets. His contributed piece on TabTimes addresses various options for secure BYOD policies, including mobile device management (MDM), mobile app management (MAM) and virtual desktop virtualization, to name a few. Fleck also says “there is no single silver bullet” for providing secure BYOD programs, but that the right answer may be a combination of options. What do you think?
ConsumerizeIT writer James Furbush recently wrote about a survey conducted by Avanade Inc. that examined the key drivers behind IT consumerization. Surprisingly, he reports, BYOD was not considered a strong recruitment tool or retention tool for millennials. Nearly two-thirds of survey respondents, however, reported that BYOD is driven by the need for employees to work from anywhere and during off hours. The main takeaway from this survey and Furbush’s post is that like any successful project, careful planning and taking the time to properly train employees are definite prerequisites to BYOD implementation.
Were there other articles that grabbed your attention this week? Leave them in the comment section below. Have a great weekend everyone!