If you were just getting comfortable with BYOD, brace yourself for new twists and turns. CIOs can expect more devices to enter the enterprise in consumer clothing, real security threats to emerge, new MDM options and much more in 2014.
End of Legacy Apps
One of the great inhibitors to BYOD tablets is legacy applications that have browser dependencies on older versions of Internet Explorer or are locked up behind the firewall and not easily accessible. Employees are fed up with apps that chain them to the desktop. Instead, they want to use their shiny new iPads and Android tablets that they unwrapped over the holidays for work.
"In 2014, companies will begin to put practical programs in place, continue to accelerate their move to Software-as-a-Service wherever they can," says Forrester's David Johnson. "Companies will start to figure out how to modernize their core applications to be more friendly to BYOD."