Thursday, 21 March 2013

When was your IT policy updated?

Just a few years back, when ‘work’ mostly meant working in an office using a desktop, IT policy wasn’t very complicated. In today’s workplace where users are working from virtually anywhere anytime, things are different. BYOD or the consumerization of IT is challenging IT managers, but at the same time creating an agile workforce that gets more done.

Gartner predicts that by 2016, two-thirds of the world’s workforce will own smartphones and 40 percent of the workforce will be mobile. Is your IT policy ready to embrace this trend?

So where do you start? Future of work collaborated with HP to produce the following IT policy checklist to help anyone considering updating their IT policies to respond to today’s challenges.

The five tips that are included in the checklist are:
  1. Know your devices
  2. Establish the ground-rules
  3. Lock down your data
  4. Vet your apps
  5. Invest in training.
The details are below (see infographics). What do you think of these tips? Are those enough steps to enable you incorporate a BYOD policy in your IT? Let us know with your comments.


  1. What happens when employees persional devices are broken or defected? The policy should adress that too and define a clear startegy. What level of support will be available should be adderessed.

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