Arguments over bring-your-own-device (BYOD) schemes often centre around whether key business apps should be migrated as native apps or accessed via a virtual desktop. However, the most important app is one you’re less likely to mess with: email.
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A report on moving beyond BYOD to a ‘BYOX’ environment from management software provider AppSense notes that email’s importance is often underestimated:
Email is the killer app- it will make or break your program. The ability to use business email on personal devices was perhaps the biggest driver of BYOD, and email is likely to remain the most critical app in the BYOX environment for some time to come.
While adding email to a device is generally not fiddly, providing a secured email environment with data-loss prevention can be more complex. Has adding secure email to a wide range of devices driven you mad? Share your tale in the comments.