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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an increasing trend for employees in all sizes and types of business. BYOD is where the employees use their own laptop/ tablet/ phone for business.
What do you do and have you thought through the consequences?
There are advantages and disadvantages for the employer; here we outline the main points for you.
If you allow employees to BYOD
Obviously you have reduced capital spend if you are not providing devices for your employees to use. Research says that individuals BYOD work 2 extra hours a day & sends 20 more emails. In the USA 95% of companies allow some form of BYOD
But have you considered the risks?
If you provide IT devices for your employees
You can specify the protection and firewalls to secure the data, employees surrender the devices when they leave the business, and you specify the operating systems and software to be used. Company data remains on your equipment and you can enforce IT policies on accessing unsuitable content.
Your business and market will probably dictate your decision. HBT can provide impartial advice to help you manage the risks.
Contact us today to find out more about our cost effective IT solutions,
and make the most of our knowledge and expertise to help you make an informed BYOD choice.
HBT supports businesses across the UK and Midlands with IT services.