What has a presence in more than 100 countries, a large and highly mobile workforce, and a commitment to maintaining a maximum level of information security? If you answered “the U.S. federal government,” you would be right; but another correct answer is “large enterprises such as Intel.” Both are experiencing a burgeoning of the consumerization of IT as well as increased focus on security.
The... use of personally owned devices in the workplace is a significant trend that transcends the boundaries between the public and private enterprise sectors. Even after the Office of Management and Budget published the Toolkit for implementing a bring your own device (BYOD) program in August of 2012, federal agencies have been challenged to develop an overall process that preserves the same level of security. Intel IT chose to embrace BYOD because of the significant benefits to the organization and employees. For example, allowing employees to use their own devices enables them to work on more familiar platforms and thus increase their productivity. However, in addition to the benefits, Intel also needed to protect data and intellectual property. A methodical, well-planned approach to BYOD helped Intel IT realize the benefits of mobility while maintaining the same level of information security.
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