BYOD

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) 
easily and securely integrates with most popular smart devices, bringing full desktop communication capabilities to employees no matter where they go. Businesses can save by reducing company-owned mobile devices...

BYOD is a fact of life today Up to 40% of employees spend 20% or more of their time away from their desk. Over 80% of Fortune 100's are deploying iPhones and iPads 72% of organizations permit employee owned devices Employees want to use their personal devices at work, and enterprises look at BYOD as a way to reduce cost and enhance productivity. The challenge for enterprises is how to say YES to BYOD while maintaining control of their networks. Supporting personal devices in the enterprise is a multi-faceted challenge, not just a single issue. It's a puzzle made up of security, authentication, networking and policies that determine "who gets on', "with what' and "to go where'? Avaya offers a comprehensive end-to-end solution that includes applications, network access control, a common enterprise-wide architecture, easy remote access, wireless capabilities and related services.

Let’s get this out of the way: "Bring your own device" won’t save your company money. Sure, BYOD lets your IT department avoid the upfront costs and hassle of arming your employees with smartphones and tablets (that based on past track record, they probably wouldn’t have liked, anyway). But there’s still management and security software to deploy, Wi-Fi networks to upgrade, and potentially new mobile-savvy IT staffers to hire. None of that is cheap. According to Aberdeen Group, it could cost your company an extra $170 per device PER YEAR to go BYOD compared to an internal rollout. But get over your sticker shock quickly, because you’re not going to stop the mobile invasion of the enterprise. Not when Windows, which as recently as 2005 held 96 percent of the global computing device market, now holds just one-third. iPhones, iPads, and Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S3s together hold nearly half, according to super-analyst Mary Meeker.

Re-Imagination of Computing Operating Systems:
iOS + Android = 45% Share vs. 35% for Windows

So in a post-PC era, how should your business play the game? Not by employing a defensive mindset, i.e., fixating on ways to minimize spending. Rather, think about how you can transform your organization with the latent capabilities of these pocket rockets in order to reap the greatest ROI. That’s how you play to WIN.