Bring your own device. It’s touted as the agile, progressive choice for the modern business, but is it right for you?
Allowing employees to not only bring their personal devices to work but access and store company data on them can be a source of anxiety for managers, but it should be a cause for celebration.
A bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy can open the door to new, more flexible ways of working, helping your staff get their work done their way on their time, all the while cutting your costs. In this article, Roundee dives into the three key reasons why your business should embrace it. Read on and make the right choice for your business.
Increased employee confidence with technology
We all know how difficult it can be using macOS at home and having to adapt to a Windows work computer or being a devoted Android user and being saddled with an iPhone. Having to adapt to an entirely new interface, file structure and suite of programs is challenging enough, but even more so when you’re working at speed on complex projects.
A bring-your-own-device policy sidesteps all of those issues, allowing staff to work with the system they know the best. Your employees are likely already to be savvy tech users. They understand what they need in a phone, tablet or computer and likely already have their preferred operating system and feature set – they know what they work best with. Giving them that choice can only result in greater fluency and confidence with their systems, helping them get work done faster.
Hardware is an expense, and any business with an eye on its profits will strive to minimise its expenses as much as possible. As such, most businesses are going to choose one or two hardware configurations that fit the largest number of applications, often leaving graphic designers with the same computer as a marketing strategist, leaving them woefully under equipped to do their job.
Allowing employees to bring their own device allows them to better match their tools to their job. Frankly, they know what they need better than an HR manager, and a BYOD policy helps them access it faster. It’s also cheaper for you, as the cost of acquiring specialist equipment is off-loaded onto staff who can then claim it as a tax deductible.
No loss in ability
One of the single largest worries that business owners have when presented with a proposal for a BYOD policy is whether it will be compatible with the rest of their infrastructure. How will we ensure continuity and consistency between potentially hundreds of different devices?
Fortunately, if your company is already taking advantage of the power of the cloud, you already have your answer. Many of the commonly deployed tools in the modern office are fully platform agnostic, allowing people to access the same workspaces and function at the same level regardless of the device they’re on. From browser video conferencing to file storage, there’s an easily accessible, enterprise-grade tool suitable for use in your office.
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