By Josh Peterson, Owner, Axontech and President SMBTN, and Dave Seibert, CIO, IT Innovators and VP, SMBTN.
It’s true while the proliferation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)laptops, smartphones and tablets has surged in the last 12 months within our industry to make things more streamlined for SMBs, it has, at the same time, caused headaches for partners. With a variety of different devices available, it’s hard to keep up on all of the different operating systems and programs. Of course, the end users still scream the usual: “Just make it work!” If you haven’t encountered these requests yet, chances are high that you will shortly. In fact, according to Good Technology’s 2nd Annual State of BYOD Report, 75.5% of companies are currently supporting BYOD, 13.3% will in the next 12 months, 6.1% will at some time in the future, and only 5% have no plans to support BYOD.