The proliferation of devices such as tablets and smartphones being used in daily life has led to many companies allowing employees to bring their own devices (BYOD) to work, due to the perceived productivity gains and cost savings. Employees who use their own devices for business purposes can include executives, field sales forces, business travelers, and other mobile employees. By strategically approaching BYOD with a sufficient policy in place, organizations can reap the many rewards of having a BYOD environment.Study shows BYOD increases production
A recent study by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, “From BYOD to MobileFirst: Transforming your Employees’ Work-Life Balance,” (April, 2015) shows that companies with a BYOD policy in place reported an increase in employee productivity by 67.9 percent and employee satisfaction by 79.5 percent. In this study, businesses agreed that when a BYOD policy is aligned with corporate goals, organizations can gain efficiencies, save costs, better collaborate with customers, and increase revenues. However, many companies don’t yet have a BYOD policy in place because of multiple concerns. These include security, how to manage multiple device platforms, or an unwillingness to yet embrace modern ways.Optimize your strategy with a BYOD assessment
Companies with a BYOD policy utilize some kind of Enterprise Mobility Management tool to address device management, security, applications, or file sharing and syncing with corporate data. If your organization is reevaluating your BYOD policy, you should optimize your strategy with a BYOD assessment and plan.