One of the most fundamental questions facing any business looking to update its mobile strategy is this: should you let your staff choose whatever technology they like and offer to support it, or instead force them to pick from a more restricted list? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons of each approach.
During the time when I worked in IT, one of my least favourite situations was when the business showed up with a answer before they’d really understood their questions. Forrester vice president Josh Bernoff dives head-long into that territory, with a focus on mobile development in a recent blog post.
The Pareto principle argues (in simplistic terms) that 80 per cent of effects derive from just 20 per cent of causes. The 80:20 rule can be a useful approach to adopt when you’re trying to devise mobile security strategies, especially as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) creates an ever-diversifying stream of devices that need to be controlled.