According to a story yesterday in InformationWeek, in 2014 more than two-thirds of U.S. organizations will “tolerate or embrace” bring your own device (BYOD) practices in the workplace, and within the next few years, BYOD will have taken hold in more than three-quarters of companies.
The inevitability of a BYOD enterprise is almost as widely accepted as the fact that there are as many ways to go wrong in the implementation of BYOD as there are different devices to support. Companies are wrestling with how to provide a reliable BYOD experience to end users without sacrificing security and standardization, and without having to revise or replace legacy systems that will never become BYOD-friendly on their own.
Last week, Accusoft released new technology that will help many companies begin to bridge the gap between their present TYODBDCOI state (try your own device, but don’t count on it), and the BYOD nirvana they’re heading towards. And it’s technology that helps them get there without disrupting their infrastructure or breaking the bank.
Chief among the new and enhanced features in version 8.3 of Prizm Content Connect is a new Prizm Mobile Viewer that delivers a superior document-viewing experience on smartphones and tablets. The mobile viewer empowers users on just about any mobile device to view documents in a convenient scrollable page list, apply pinch gestures to zoom in and out, and enjoy other controls optimized for smaller displays.
If you want to see the mobile viewer in action, spin up the demo page in the browser on your mobile device, then click the Try It On Your Mobile Device button.
As a component of Accusoft’s industry-leading, scalable, enterprise-class HTML5 document viewer, the Prizm Mobile Viewer delivers an optimized BYOD experience for viewing the hundreds of different file types displayable by Prizm Content Connect.
Prizm Content Connect enables viewing and collaboration for Microsoft Office files, PDFs, CAD files, email messages and hundreds of other file types through a quick, consistent viewer that requires no software installations on user devices. Besides the new mobile viewer, version 8.3 adds a few other fresh features, such as optional encryption of document text and images for greater privacy and data security, and a new annotation type, Highlight, added to the viewer’s array of annotation, redaction and search tools.
The functionality in Prizm Content Connect brings BYOD document viewing and collaboration to organizations of any size without forcing them to change file formats or legacy infrastructure. It’s the fast, easy, secure way to give employees BYOD document access while waiting for the rest of your enterprise systems to wake up to the BYOD reality.
Try the demo today.
How far along is your company on its path to BYOD? Share in the comments below.