When it comes to BYOC and BYOD, one of the things that a lot of people wonder about is what other people are doing. And certainly as we've been researching content for this site, we've been trying to find out how other companies are dealing with BYOC and BYOD. So for today, here's a simple list of articles that we found about actual companies doing these things. There are some useful anecdotes among these articles, and we’ll add to this as new stories come up. As always, please let us know if there’s anything we missed.
BYOC (Bring your own computer)
Citrix Employees Use Personal Laptops for Work, InformationWeek, May 2010.
$2100 per employee, whatever computer they want, every 3 years, as long as they buy a full warranty and install antivirus software. BYOC computers are not in the domain. Application access is via XenApp
Kraft tries ‘Bring Your Own Computer’ program, Chicago Breaking Business, May 2010.
Stipend to buy PCs, support is mostly self service. Kraft had previous experience with a BYOD plan.
Employee-Owned PCs, Desktop Virtualization on CarFax’s Roadmap, IT Business Edge, April 2010.
Carfax’s program is combined with desktop virtualization. They provide interest-free $2000 loans to employees; hardware support comes from whatever channel the employees use to buy their PCs.
BYOD (Bring your own device)
How Ford Motor Company Deployed Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), ZDnet, December 7, 2011.
2700 employees in the program, 800 with Blackberries and 1900 with iOS. Android support coming soon. No reimbursement now, maybe soon.
VMware Latest to Adopt BYOD: A More Mobile Workplace, SiliconANGLE, December 1, 2011.
10,000 employees all at once. Can some VMware employees comment on what this was actually like?
King's College London Revamps IT Infrastructure and Deploys Private Cloud Solution to Support 'Bring Your Own Device' Scheme for Both Students and Staff with Getronics, Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2011.
Hosted applications allow staff and students access however they want. It’s a little bit different than other examples of corporate BYO programs, but it could still be considered BYOD.
City of Boston tackles BYOD trend, smartphone apps, FierceMobileIT, November 22, 2011.
They’re still in the planning stages, so no real information yet. They do have some cool mobile apps (Think crowd-sourcing the list of what potholes should be fixed soonest.)
About halfway through their 200,000 employees right now, IBM is allowing users to connect iPads, iPhones, and Android phones to their network. They have an in-house app store, WhirlWind, and—thanks to a strong HR policy—access to external apps.