As many businesses adopt Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policies, an increasing amount of employees have been bringing their own devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones) to work. Although many big companies have implemented BYOD plans, small businesses have seen the most growth. If you’re a small business IT manager and want to start a BYOD policy, here are a few things to keep in mind:
A BYOD Plan is DIY
Just because a BYOD plan works for one small business, that doesn’t mean it will work for yours. You can use other BYOD plans as a blueprint for yours, but your business is unique. You need to keep in mind your business goals, the kind of business you have, IT expertise and available resources.
BYOD is popular for many reasons, one being employee satisfaction. Instead of having to learn and use a new device, employees can use devices they are familiar with and therefore cut time learning new programs. Employees are also happier using their own devices, and are therefore more productive.
Decrease in Costs
Instead of the business buying the devices, the workers are now responsible for the expense. Some businesses will subsidize the cost, but overall BYOD plans reduce costs.
A main concern with BYOD is data security. With lots of devices hooked up to the same data, businesses may be nervous about lost or stolen data. This is where an outsourced provider, like Stratosphere Networks, comes in. We’ll hook up all of the devices and ensure that your data is 100% protected.
Want to switch to a BYOD plan?
Contact Stratosphere Networks and we’ll provide your business with a customized BYOD plan. Contact us at (847) 599-3999 or visit StratosphereNetworks.com.