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  1. Description of the Organisation—Optus Telecommunication Company

Optus Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia. The Company trades specifically from the Optus Brand and is currently managing a number of brands and subsidies in Australia, including Virgin Australia in the telephone market and industry.

  1. Purpose of your Report

From evidence-based researches, opportunities and risks from Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) have become a contentious. As a result, this report critically evaluates contributions of BYOD, paying special attention to aspects such as data security and organisations’ approaches to determining competitive advantage with the implementation of BYOD.

  1. Sections in the Report

  1. What is BYOD

This section defines BYOD from different theoretical underpinnings, contextualizing such definitions within its applicability in different organization. The definitions are then linked to its suitability in Optus.

  1. BYOD Is Offering Big Productivity Gains

This section takes several case studies from different organisations who have applied BYOD and the likely outcomes of the approach. For instance, Cisco IBSG’s latest surveys and organization based researches will help in evaluating ways in which BYOD have helped different organisations prosper in the application of the model. The evidences from these researches will thus be linked with Optus business model.

  1. Cost Benefit Analysis for Comprehensive BYOD

This section critically assesses the cost and benefits of implementing BYOD. It will be based on reports from different organization and researches that have taken case studies from organisations that weighted costs and benefits of the approach. The result from this assessment will be link to Optus model of operations.

  1. Privacy and Information Security Risks with BYOD

One primary concern of organization attempting to implement BYOD is privacy and security risks their information will be exposed to. Based on this, this section assesses security and data breaches that can be caused by BYOD.

  1. Findings

For Optus, BYOD is unstoppable trend in modern management that should be embraced, offering benefits that outweigh risks. For the size of Optus and with the like of its operation, BYOD will help it pursue an investment heavy strategy to grow its existing network. However, this should be done carefully as there is need not to sacrifice privacy at the expense of security.

  1. Summary of Recommendations

An evaluation of the strategic position of the Optus’ planning and control policies show that BYOD is essential for quality of its control systems. Based on the findings of strategic review and evaluation of the current application of BYOD, there are different recommendations. First of all, BYOD should be applied in the company to address its dependence on mobile services. However, the application should be based on the premise there Optus will be able to manage both benefits and risks in an optimal way.