During the Business Mobile Conference on Feb. 4, 2013 (http://fr.businessmeetsit.be/events/148505/seminaire-business-mobile-04-02-2014), Stephane Colin, our mobility expert at MCS, addressed the topic of enterprise mobility.

Enterprise mobility has been a hot topic in companies around the globe in the past few years. With the emergence of devices of all sizes and forms, employees expect more and more to have company mobile apps available on mobile devices.  With this thrust towards mobility, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concepts came also into play.

In just a few years’ time, BYOD programs have become customary in private corporate and public sectors. Initially it was all about providing employees with a choice of device depending on their role and position within the company or public agency. This meant carrying two devices in some cases: the company’sand one’s own. In the meantime, as the IT departments mainly focused on PC support rather than on mobile devices, some employees became creative in finding ways to use their personal device on the corporate network. Consequently, more and more companies have started developing BYOD strategies allowing employees to use their personal devices to execute enterprise applications and access data. BYOD typically relates to smartphones and tablets. The same strategy for PCs could also apply.