Good Technology Targets Small Businesses With BYOD Data Plan
The offering is aimed at SMBs looking to reduce the need for corporate data stipends and simultaneously protect user personal privacy.Mobile security specialist Good Technology launched a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) solution with a corporate data plan, based on the company's recently announced Good secure mobile collaboration app. The offering is aimed at reducing the need for corporate data stipends and protecting user personal privacy. The service targets small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that do not have the IT, HR and legal staff to address the complexities of stipends, liability for user content and auditing of employee expense reports. "One of the biggest challenges in BYOD deployments is employees using their own person data plans for work-related applications. If employees fail to provide stipends or expense back their data usage, this can lead to HR and legal issues around liability," Lynn Lucas, chief marketing officer at Good Technology, told eWEEK. "Furthermore, implementation of these kinds of programs often comes with additional administrative and/or tax and benefit management complexities." According to a recent report from IT research firm Gartner, approximately half of today’s BYOD programs provide a partial reimbursement, but full reimbursement for all costs appears to be much more rare.
Due to the growing prevalence of organizations supporting multiple carriers and devices in their BYOD program, the company also announced it is integrating split billing across the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.