Re: Get rid of legacy applications, then we'll talk
The craziness was a former employer and no their BYOD policies did not work. They went as far as implementing a system that checked for hardware changes and would lock out devices if you plugged in a phone to your PC's USB port for example but that only lasted so long until two things happened. First people found ways around the software locks and second higher level employees had their desktops removed from such policies rendering the whole system pointless. Currently my BYOD policy is very simple but comes with very stern warnings and a no nonsense action plan. We list preferred hardware and software versions for smart phones and tablets. We have our own cloud based storage solution that users have access to from their own devices and they are expected to use that service. When you agree to use your own device you sign a document saying that you understand that the company has the right to wipe your device remotely should we suspect there is data on it that should not be there, if your employment is terminated or if your device is lost. Yes, I have remotely wiped someone's phone when it was learned that they were saving sensitive documents on it's internal memory rather than leaving it on the cloud storage solution. It only took doing it once for everyone else to realize that the policy was there for a reason. BYOD has quite a few benefits but you do have to be careful regarding the level of control that you give up.