The musings of an IT Consultant

Nov 30 2011   11:56PM GMT

Mobile Device Explosion this Christmas

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So now that halloween has passed, and December is on the horizon, Christmas is around the corner! Now what is going to happen this Christmas?

Every IT support person’s nightmare! Tons of users are going to get mobile devices (phones, tablets) for Christmas! Why is this bad? Well mobile devices are taking over faster than IT departments can cope with them. Mobile devices present all sorts of logistical and security issues.

More and more IT is getting pressure to allow users to use their personal mobile devices in the work place, also known as BYOD or Bring Your Own Device. This isn’t going to go away either. After this Christmas with all the recent price slashes in tablets, you will see many more people in January pushing IT departments to allow them to BYOD.

This explosion is going to present fresh new challenges to IT departments, so if you find yourself in this position you better pack a lunch, as it’s going to take us IT folks a while to figure out the best way to implement this.


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