Trends Report

Three Best Practices From Early BYOT Adopters In India

Address Management Concerns Around Data Security, ROI, And Business Requirements To Build A Valid Business Case

October 25th, 2013
Katyayan Gupta, null
Katyayan Gupta
With contributors:
Michael Barnes , Manish Bahl , Rupika Malhotra


The consumerization of IT in India is leading more people to use personal mobile devices, applications, and public cloud services for work, a trend that Forrester refers to as "bring your own technology" (BYOT). When employees use technology that the company doesn't control to access critical corporate data, the risk of exposing or losing that data skyrockets. As such, it's imperative that Indian organizations formalize BYOT policies to address these unprecedented risks. Unfortunately, infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals in India struggle to address management's top three BYOT-related concerns: data security, return on investment, and business justification. Forrester analyzed how nine early adopters of BYOT in India addressed these challenges. This report presents our key findings and highlights three best practices that I&O professionals can adopt to build a successful BYOT business case for their organizations.

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