The common belief around BYOD is it can be a management headache and data loss risk. This can be true if your BYOD inventory is not properly managed. There are many documented best practices to help manage and secure your mobile environment.
In reality, BYOD may be viewed through a different lens for each organization. Many organizations have an opportunity to capitalize on their BYOD policy and use it as an efficiency creator and morale booster, not just a way to help secure personal devices trying to access the corporate network. This video shares tips on building your BYOD strategy.
Employees in today’s workforce are transcending the traditional 9 to 5 work days and developing routines that mix professional tasks with their personal lives. Organizations that can tap into this trend reap the benefits of employees who are connected up to 24 hours a day. From first-hand experience, having a work application within arm’s reach on a mobile device translates into getting things done during off-peak hours and weekends, and amazingly, it doesn’t feel like work.
Mobility-savvy organizations realize this trend and take advantage of it by turning normal “in-office” tasks into transformational mobile applications. These applications allow your employees to work at their preferred time and in the most convenient manner. What can that translate into? A more efficient workforce that can lead to better customer service, improved operations metrics, and a bolstered bottom line. And to think, it empowers your employees, by allowing them to do what they want, when they want, and in a highly secure manner.
I’m all for making things easy, and here’s the top four strategies you need to help build/refine your BYOD policy:
- Do you have a clear end goal?
- Do you have a strategy to reach that goal?
- Do you have a management and security solution in place?
- Do you have the right team that can assist?