Best Practice No. 5: Legal Issues
Best Practice No. 5: Legal issues
Companies should seek the advice of corporate counsel when planning for BYOC. Some potential legal issues include: Who owns the hardware? Who owns the data in the VM? In case of an audit or lawsuit, will the company have complete access to the data on the machine?
Best Practice No. 6: Tax implications
BYOC can affect the company's and the employee's tax responsibilities. Companies should consult their tax advisor.
Best Practice No. 7: Software licensing
When using virtual desktops, the company may be required to pay for two software licenses: one for the physical desktop and one for the VM. For example, if the user is running a Windows virtual environment on top of a Windows machine, two licenses are required.
By following these seven best practices, companies will be prepared to avoid the potential landmines of BYOC and reap the benefits of BYOC. These benefits include increased productivity, happier employees and reduced IT costs.
Purnima Padmanabhan is Vice President of Products at MokaFive. Purnima brings extensive experience in building teams that can define and deliver products based on a keen understanding of market dynamics and customer needs. Purnima is responsible for marketing, product management and user experience functions. Most recently, Purnima served as the director of product management for BMC's Service Automation business where she drove business strategy, M&A and product definition. Prior to BMC, Purnima held various marketing roles at Marimba and at Loudcloud. Purnima has a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford and a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.