Many staff use their technology routinely for work, a trend that’s called Bring your Own Device (BYOD). For example, most people use their own phones for work. Often senior management use their own ipads, and some people even bring their own laptops into work as well.
Certainly, when people are working from home they will use their own kit when it suits them, whether this is dealing with occasional evening emails, or routinely working from home for several full days per week.
Many of the devices that people buy for themselves will be better and more modern than the kit provided for them in the office. And staff will normally be more familiar and productive with their own devices.
The obvious opportunity for CEOs is to simply tap into this trend to reduce their IT costs! But many Boards find resistance and roadblocks from their IT team or suppliers.
To read the full briefing which explains the issues, opportunities and how to find a way past these challenges download the document below:
CEO Briefing - Getting the benefit of BYOD
Find out what the issues and opportunities are with the BYOD concept.
This briefing looks at the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend which is becoming increasingly popular. We drill into the concerns your IT department might have, the opportunity for reduced technical costs, improved productivity, reduced staff frustration, flexible working and capability to move business services to the cloud. We review the risks related to security such as what data should be accessible on personal devices, how data is stored, whether its secure and encrypted and the movement of data between devices. There are also impacts to the Finance and HR teams and their policies which are covered in this briefing.
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