engagement may seem like enough to inspire a productive workforce, but
employees also need the right tools to be productive. Technology has
allowed for greater mobility and should be capitalized to enable
productivity and profitability.
employers know that most of their employees use organizational
computers and technology to conduct personal business and, not
surprisingly, they also use their personal computers and other
technology to conduct organizational business.
a survey by Citrix Systems released in July 2011, they found 94 percent
of organizations intend to have a formal BYO (Bring Your Own) Device
policies in place by mid-2013. They claim two reasons for embracing this
those using BYO will be doing so to keep up with the rapid
consumerization of enterprise IT. And second, forward-thinking CIOs have
embraced BYO as a way to attract the best talent, encourage a flexible
working environment and raise productivity levels.
desktop virtualization (a.k.a. cloud computing), technology allows
organizations to manage Windows-based desktops centrally in the data
center, then deliver them to all types of users across the enterprise.
Eighty percent of those organizations intend to leverage their desktop
virtualization investment to support employee-owned devices and BYO.
This addresses two key challenges - security and device management.
says that "Desktop virtualization enables IT to fundamentally rethink
the way user hardware is provisioned by making a reliance on a limited
number of corporate-standard PCs, laptops and smartphones a thing of the
past. It also provides a safe way of delivering a desktop to any
employee, on any device, wherever they are, with a consistent high
definition user experience."