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IT Professionals Challenged as Tablet Market Drives BYOD Boom

21st March 2012

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In line with the growing movement for Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD), latest figures from analyst house Ovum show 235 million tablets are predicted to be in circulation by 2016. 

Meanwhile iPass estimates 64% of mobile workers already use a tablet, set to increase to 80% in the next 6 months. Rather than laptop replacements, the place of tablets as an additional tool should be carefully considered, applying them where they can be most effective. That can mean joining the growing trend towards in-house app stores.  Tailoring applications and making use of tablet functionality specifically for employees to use in line with their individual job role instantly converts an ordinary tablet into an effective job-specific business tool.

However, as with all BYO devices – smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc., - corporate mobility and security simply cannot be ignored.  All BYO devices must be managed in line with a company’s IT policy in order to maintain security and business integrity.

Blue Chip offers a BYOD assessment to IT departments seeking an effective way to securely manage devices and create firm policies so employees are aware of the boundaries. For more information, email enquiries@bluechip.com.

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