Governance, in addition to technical solutions, is critical to the success of your business’s BYOD policy. Your network is a resource, and your employees should be able to leverage it based on a mutual exchange of trust and regulation.
Assess the Need for a BYOD Solution
Pew Research reports that 45% of workers use their own devices for work, and that number is projected to double by 2017. Implementing a BYOD solution now will allow your business to scale it as your business- and BYOD usage- grows.
Polled employees report that using their own device for work is convenient and allows them to be productive even when they are not at their desk. A successful BYOD policy gives employees the freedom to be productive while still balancing security needs.
Assess the Risks for BYOD
Allowing employees to do work tasks on their own devices can bring great benefits, but it also can bring risks to the company.
- Security breaches from lost devices.
- Employees working on unsecured networks.
- Lack of technical support.
- Mixing personal and private functions on the same device.
- Loss of control over company data.
Acceptable Use Policy
If your employees use your business’s technology assets, your business should already have an Acceptable Use Policy in place. Include your BYOD policy as part of the business’s Acceptable Use Policy for two main reasons:
- Employees have to sign an acknowledgement and receipt of the Acceptable Use Policy.
- The Acceptable Use Policy is easily obtained and displayed per business protocol.
Launch Your BYOD Policy
After assessing the risks and benefits of a BYOD solution, your company will need the help of mobile device management vendor to implement the plan. Contact Texas and Louisiana’s fastest growing IT solutions company to get started with your BYOD solution today.