You may have heard the term BYOD thrown around in your office, or read it in business and technology blogs and articles – but what does it mean, and how does it apply to your organization?
"Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) is a policy that many organizations are embracing, which allows their employees to use their own smartphone and/or tablet devices in the workplace.
The Benefits of BYOD
For employees, BYOD means having the ability to connect to their company's corporate network on their personal phone, eliminating the need to juggle multiple devices. BYOD policies grant employees the comfort and freedom to operate on a familiar device, with the main goal of increasing productivity. Being the device owner, the employee also has more autonomy of the device services and settings as opposed to an office-issued device.
For employers, a BYOD policy means that they can 1) control mobile hardware cos…