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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Good Technology services help companies move to a ’BYOD’ scheme

Good Technology, which offers secure technical solutions that enable employees to use their personal smartphones at work, has started providing professional services to help businesses move to a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ scheme.

The two new programmes are simply called BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services. They’re aimed at organisations that want to take advantage of a BYOD programme but are unsure of the business, legal, financial and HR implications.

Allen Spence, Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services at Good Technology, said “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. 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.”

A recent report from Forrester Research revealed that 72% of North American and 60% of European information workers already paid for at least part of their mobile tariff simply to have the freedom to use their personal device at work.

We spoke to Dr Nicko van Someren, Chief Technology Officer at Good Technology, in November last year. You can listen to the interview via the built-in audio player on our website or by downloading the MP3 file.
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