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Getting the Benefits of BYOD

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:

 

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.

If you found this post relevant you might also want to read our How to make working from home work briefing.

For any advice or if you’d like to discuss how these working initiatives could work successfully in your own business get in touch: [email protected] or call 0203 020 1864.

How to Make Home Working Work

Many of our clients want to explore opportunities for home working. They have 2 main drivers:

1. reduce office costs by reducing space requirements and all the associated expenses that flow from it

2. ease recruitment by offering more attractive terms, and opening up options for recruiting outside their immediate locality.

In addition many knowledge workers are frustrated by time wasted traveling and as they increasingly see others working from home, they begin to expect this as an option from their own employer.

 

 

This document covers business and IT strategy aspects of home working. It includes issues of cost reduction, recruitment, team-working, cultural changes and collaboration. Specifically it describes team-working for home workers, technology and connectivity (including phone, video, online chat, txt and email) and use of products such as Teams, Slack, Sharepoint, Trello, Basecamp, Wrike or WhatsApp. This document describes how to enable business applications for home-workers (including virtual desktop technology eg Citrix) and cybersecurity or information security for homeworkers. In addition this document discusses how to change management style for homeworkers ranging from defining jobs, monitoring performance and encouraging collaboration. The document also describes how home-working can improve disaster resilience which is related to BCP (Business Continuity Planning), DR (Disaster Recovery) planning and risk management.

Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest and most experienced team of part-time (we call it “fractional”) IT Directors, CIOs and CTOs. We work exclusively with ambitious organisations and we frequently help our clients use IT to beat their competition. Contact Us and we’ll be in touch for an informal conversation.

 

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