On September 12, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took the stage and announced the new iPhone 5, iPod line but sadly no iPad mini. While the larger screen, faster processing speed, LTE capabilities and Lightning adapter are all things to get excited about, the potential influx of new devices that are sure to be seen in the office could have IT departments scrambling. The increase in wireless traffic alone could be enough to bring a corporate network down.
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are spreading and the introduction of these new devices is not going to slow the trend down. There are many things that IT departments need to take into consideration when bringing these devices in and making sure they can work effectively.
A recent whitepaper from Aerohive Networks looks at the BYOD policies and addresses the dilemma facing many IT departments.
“As wireless becomes the primary mode of application access, it changes IT’s approach to selecting and implementing the network’s access layer,” reads the report. “IT departments must ensure reliability, security, and scalability for a wide range of devices as users’ work migrates from PCs, laptops, local applications, and wired local area networks to smart devices, cloud applications, and wireless access. At the same time, with little budget for adding staff, IT must somehow manage everything without over-taxing existing resources.”
The report goes on to say that smart devices are no longer just for text and email. The introduction of cloud computing and massive hardware upgrades have turned mobile phones into portable computers that are capable of handling as many business functions as the larger towers and desktop monitors on an employee’s desk.
Companies that want to integrate new smartphones into their business network would be wise to partner with an experienced IT consultant firm like CTI Technology to audit the current wireless network and cabling solution before problems arise with a BYOD policy.
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by CTI Technology
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are spreading and the introduction of these new devices is not going to slow the trend down.