“It doesn’t pay off, it is too complex and it will not work”. Despite all concerns Jan Brecht, CIO of the adidas Group, and his organization kicked off the “Bring Your Own Device” Program last year.
And it works. It allows our employees to access company email and calendar functionality via private smartphones and iPads, while keeping all security standards for company data. “Taking the ‘empowered employee’ serious means that we allow our employees to help shape their workplace in order to maximize productivity. An increased spectrum of mobile devices through the ‘Bring Your Own Device’ program is one element of that approach”, says Jan Brecht.