Many of your employees may already be joining the ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) revolution by using the devices that they have chosen and are familiar with in the workplace, rather than using the fleet devices chosen for them.
Instead of spending a large amount of your budget on devices that may be left in the desk drawer, you may wish to embrace this trend as a true cost-saving and productivity-boosting exercise.
The enhanced flexibility, ease-of-use and portability of tablets and smartphones means you gain more accurate and timely workflow from your employees working in the field and in the office.
Staff will be more motivated to answer emails quickly late at night or at weekends as work becomes part of their everyday life rather than just between 9am and 5pm.
However, you may be concerned about the threat that BYOD poses to your network security but these fears can be easily allayed through mobile device management which allows security settings to be activated during working hours to protect the user, their devices and your business from malicious or unintended security breaches.