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BYOD: Is It Right For Your Company?

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Imagine everyone at your office using different apps on their own different devices with a different operating system. Sound like a dream? Nightmare? Both? There are several factors to consider when toying with the notion of BYOD and your business.

What is BYOD?

BYOD, or bring your own device, is a relatively new business model wherein workers choose their own computer device and supply it rather than the employer.

Benefits For Your Company

BYOD can be advantageous for both employers and employees. Employers save on the money that would be used to purchase these devices for the workers, on the maintenance of these devices, on data plans (for voice and data services) and other things. BOYD can also make workers happier and more satisfied, because they are using what they like.

The Down Side of BYOD

The devices brought by workers are likely to face incompatibility issues. The reasons for this are numerous: conflicting platforms, incompatible hardware, inadequate access rights, devices that do not support a protocol used, etc. Privacy is also more vulnerable for both the company and the worker. Personal and private data may be either disclosed or tampered with and the privacy of the company’s most important data is also at risk. Workers will have this information on their machines; therefore, once they leave their place of business, they stand as potential leaks for the company’s data, intentionally or not.

Your company can be successful with BYOD. Put your trust in Petronella Computer Consultants. Our professionally trained staff can and will help you keep your company’s data secure. Our experts stay up to date in all IT related skills and have a wide range of knowledge when it comes to multiple devices, so we can help you navigate through. Visit our page on It Services or call 919-355-5545 to speak with a specialist today.