‘Bring Your Own Device’ a Mixed Bag for Health Care

As the consumerization of technology marches on, industry research estimates that as many as 90 percent of employees already use personal devices for work--without permission. In some ways, the trend is a no-brainer: Organizations get a break on the expense of providing a smartphone or tablet for an employee’s professional use. In addition, they may benefit from additional off-hours productivity as employees integrate their personal and business online activities on a single device, using a consistent interface. And the bring your own device trend offers employees a little more flexibility about how they respond to professional tasks.

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It's possible to address security concerns and still implement BYOD. What's needed is to separate the Enterprise apps and data from the personal devices. This can be achieved with a solution like Ericom's AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables remote users to securely connect from various devices (including iPads, iPhones, Android devices and Chromebooks) to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops - and run their applications and desktops in a browser. This keeps the organization's applications and data separate from the employee's personal device. All that's needed is a HTML5 browser. No plug-ins or anything else required on the user device.

AccessNow also provides an optional Secure Gateway component enabling external users to securely connect to internal resources using AccessNow, without requiring a VPN.

For more info, and to download a demo, visit:

Note: I work for Ericom
Posted by Adam G | Wednesday, February 29 2012 at 7:35AM ET
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