SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Good Technology™, the leader in secure enterprise mobility solutions, today unveiled two new professional service offerings designed to help organizations quickly and easily transition to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) mobile infrastructure and establish appropriate BYOD policies. The new services—BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services–are available immediately to companies globally.
According to a survey by Forrester Research, Inc., 72 percent of North American and 60 percent of European information workers already pay for all or part of their monthly data plans simply to have the freedom to use their personal device at work. Today's 'consumerization of IT' pressures—where employees are demanding access to corporate data on their personal devices —creates new challenges for IT. Structured BYOD programs are a way to leverage consumer mobile device and application innovation to enhance employee productivity, while keeping enterprise data secure.
As a leader in enabling BYOD environments for the FORTUNE 100 and beyond, Good Technology has the experience not only to help companies jumpstart defining their BYOD Policies, but also to assist IT departments plan an efficient transition from their current infrastructure.
"We talk with a lot of customers who have been thinking about implementing a BYOD program but don't know where to start, or how to finish and roll out. Others had been planning for a three-year transition, but are now challenged to potentially implement a BYOD program and migrate all mobile employees in just six months," said Allen Spence, Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services, Good Technology. "When you're dealing with global customers like ours, who are converting thousands of employees to new technologies, it can be a daunting project, and extremely resource intensive. Our BYOD services provide our existing and new customers with expertise and the frameworks to roll out successful BYOD programs."
Good's new BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services are geared towards customers that want to tap the productivity and cost benefits of BYOD, but are grappling with how to navigate the business, legal, financial, and HR questions needed to reach agreement by cross-functional stakeholders outside IT and roll out a successful BYOD offering.
Good's BYOD Policy Construction approach provides a structured framework for our customers' executive sponsors and mobility leads to:
- Offer industry and peer data, as well as best practices, to inform Policy decisions
- Accelerate decision-making
- Drive consensus within an inter-disciplinary team, including representation from HR, Finance, Legal, Security, Regulatory Compliance, Purchasing, Global Privacy, and Employee Communications
- Balance the security interests of the employer with the employees' concerns around privacy
- Tailor a standalone BYOD policy to the organization's unique culture, workforce, and risk management profile
- Complete the BYOD Policy Statement, and End-User Agreement, ready for executive ratification and adoption
Good's Transition Services provide customers with a dedicated consultant who works with them to:
- Define success criteria
- Forecast the number of BYOD that need to be provisioned and launch demand-generation programs
- Map out the steps necessary for an efficient rollout
- Define and recommend process and infrastructure improvements where needed
- Oversee the implementation
- Track progress of end-user support issues, server and software performance
- Train all program participants with target attendees and delivery schedule
- Advise on a communication plan to outline when and how the transition will occur
- Perform a final readiness review to ensure the company is prepared to execute the Transition Plan
Good's BYOD Policy Construction and Transition Services help companies of all sizes navigate the ever-changing landscape of "IT consumerization" - enabling its customers to keep pace with today's mobile device demands and increase employee productivity as they bring their own devices to work.
For more information on Good's BYOD Policy Construction services visit: http://www1.good.com/support/training-ps/byod-policy. For more information on Good's BYOD Transition Services visit: http://www1.good.com/support/training-ps/transition-services.
About Good Technology
Good Technology, the leader in secure enterprise mobility solutions, creates a world where employees can securely connect, communicate, and collaborate using their personal iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. A world where IT can manage mobile apps, devices and enterprise data simply and safely to increase overall business productivity. A world where business information can travel wherever it needs to go, without putting sensitive enterprise or personal data at risk. Good Technology's customers include more than 4,000 organizations worldwide, including FORTUNE 100™ leaders in financial services, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, legal, and government. Learn more at www.good.com.
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 "Charter A Mobility Council With Seven Tasks," Forrester Research, Inc., May 7, 2012.
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