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Webinar: Does B.Y.O.D. mean IT department R.I.P?


On 31st March at 1pm, Socitm Third Sector will be holding a webinar looking at whether the rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) will mean the death of IT departments.

Employees using the device of their choice on corporate ICT networks is provoking massive issues for IT Leaders in the public and the third sectors. How can these issues be handled?

  • Has the age of the tooled-up knowledge worker finally dawned?
  • Do employees now come complete with technological accessory pack?
  • Can IT departments accommodate secure and safe access to the information needed by tech-savvy staff?

Speakers will include Martyn Croft, CIO of The Salvation Army, and Steve Halliday, Head of ICT at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and the current President of Socitm.

Click here to register.

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  • Adam Greenblum

    The BYOD concept can be intimidating for IT staff, but there are strategies to minimize security risks and device management headaches. HTML5 technologies can allow users to connect to applications and systems without requiring IT staff to install anything on user devices. For example, Ericom AccessNow is an HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from iPads, iPhones and Android devices to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This enhances security by keeping applications and data separate from personal devices.

    Since AccessNow doesn’t require any software installation on the end user device IT staff end up with less support hassles. Any user that brings in their own device merely opens their HTML5-compatible browser and connects to the URL given them by the IT admin.

    Visit http://www.ericom.com/BYOD_Workplace.asp?URL_ID=708 for more info.

    Please note that I work for Ericom