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The ABCs of BYOD

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    It’s important to understand that a BYOD program is about enabling users to work in the way that is most productive for them – and in turn, the company. It’s not about saving money on device purchases, but about enabling productivity and efficiencies with the end users. Other reasons include harnessing users’ comfort level with technology, empowering users to make more decisions themselves, and reducing support costs.

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The ABCs of BYOD

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    It’s important to understand that a BYOD program is about enabling users to work in the way that is most productive for them – and in turn, the company. It’s not about saving money on device purchases, but about enabling productivity and efficiencies with the end users. Other reasons include harnessing users’ comfort level with technology, empowering users to make more decisions themselves, and reducing support costs.

BYOD continues to remain top of mind in the workplace. While many in IT see BYOD as a necessary (and that’s debatable) evil that opens the network up to incalculable security risk, users see it as the next logical step for their productivity and efficiency. In some cases, users even go around IT altogether if BYOD is not permitted. The right BYOD program depends on the unique needs for a particular organization. But no matter what sort of program is implemented, it shouldn’t be done without first setting up a series of guidelines and best practices. Employees need to understand what will and will not be expected and tolerated from them when using their personal devices both inside and outside the office.

With summer vacations coming to an end, now is a good time to take a fresh look at implementing and managing a BYOD program. The following ABCs of BYOD, identified by LANDesk Software, provide you with some do’s and don’ts, pros and cons, for your BYOD program.