How many of your employees have a smartphone? The answer is probably most (if not all) of them. In the United States alone, nearly two-thirds of adults own a smartphone, and many of them depend on the device to do much of their personal computing. As a result, many workers, even if instructed not to, will use their devices while at your office. This is why many companies have put in place a comprehensive Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategy.
BYOD is a great new trend that can improve innovation, employee morale, and the productivity of your staff. This is only true, though, if you approach BYOD in a safe and secure way that contains and controls the flow of your business’s data. Implementing such a plan isn’t easy, and there’s much that needs to be checked off before you can confidently start using BYOD.
Several factors need to be considered before implementing your own BYOD strategy.
Regardless of how you decide to implement BYOD, there are a couple of technologies you'll want to consider. For example, a mobile device management solution is a great way to limit access to information on the company network, while allowing you to remotely wipe devices that may be compromised, lost, or stolen. Another technology crucial to allowing your team to get the most from BYOD is cloud computing, which lets them access important information and applications via the Internet from any approved device.
If your business is ready to take on the challenge of implementing BYOD, SMART Services would be happy to help. Give us a call at (586) 258-0650 today to get started.