In today’s connected world, employees ― from interns to executives ― want to use their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops at work, and many of them already do.
Bring your own device (BYOD) describes the trend in which employees use their personal devices on the job. BYOD disrupts the traditional model in which IT had full control over corporate productivity tools. But it can also drive greater employee productivity without increasing hardware costs — particularly for temporary employees.
This trend, called BYOD can pay off for your business, adding as many as 460 productivity hours a year for each mobile employee. But, first you have to address BYOD security and management challenges. Ignoring BYOD is not a viable option.
Create new opportunities with BYOD
With the right plan and policies, you can create a positive user experience, boost both employee and IT productivity and protect your intellectual capital:
- Ensure anytime, anyplace, any-device access to corporate resources
- Shift capital expenses (CAPEX) to operating expenses (OPEX)
- Keep employee and company data separate to protect employee privacy as well as your data
- Automate mobile device and laptop management
- Eliminate daily and/or duplicate IT tasks
- Modernize your applications and IT infrastructure
- Secure your data from the device, across the network and in your data center