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Implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy

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Like it or not the mobile device revolution is changing the way we work. Organizations that embrace smartphones and tablets into their overall IT strategy can establish significant competitive advantages through improved customer service and cost efficiencies. If you are struggling with how best to fund and manage such a disruptive change the implementation of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy could be the answer.

It has now become commonplace for employees to use dual computing devices. These are devices that can be used at both work and home and will often have a mix of both private and professional purposes. If this device is owned by the user it is classed as BYOD. BYOD is on the rise. A survey taken back on 2012 showed that around 95% of companies allow, on some level, the use of employee-owned devices, 36% offer full support for all employee owned devices and 48% support selected devices (Barbier et al 2012). BYOD is expected to be widespread within the near future, (van der Meulen & Rivera 2013).

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Certero are a vendor and supplier of products and solutions for: IT Asset Management (ITAM), Software Asset Management (SAM) and Software License Optimization and Entitlement (SLOE). Complimented by tailored services, our mission is to provide the best solutions that work individually and holistically together, seamlessly and optimally on a single platform – AssetStudio.

The AssetStudio platform consists of a number of products designed to solve a specific software asset management problem. It covers the entire IT estate, including: mobiles & tablets, laptops & desktops, servers, datacentre and the Cloud. Across all the major software environments: Microsoft Windows & Apple Mac OS, IBM, SAP, Oracle and UNIX/Linux.

Reduced complexity, cost and resources

It is currently estimated that on average, 70% of a software asset manager’s time is spent collating, interpreting and analyzing data from various sources. This leaves only 30% to actually act upon the knowledge, perform software optimization tasks and drive forward the software asset management agenda within the organization.

Now, with a single, holistic source of hardware and software asset information, with integrated reporting transforming data into useful knowledge, managers can access the information they require in seconds.

Developed from a single vision, the AssetStudio software asset management platform:
• Takes feeds from all the major ITAM solutions
• Gives a single unified data source for all software asset management
• Delivers a common modern graphical user interface across the entire platform
• Offers rich integrated reporting and business intelligence to quickly find the information you need

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