Benefits of BYOD
When allowed to use their own devices, employees enjoy increased mobility, higher job satisfaction, and improvements in efficiency and productivity. This also relates to benefits for the organization, as an iPass survey of 1,100 mobile workers showed that “employees who use mobile devices for both work and personal issues put in 240 more hours per year than those who do not.”
IT benefits from a simplified infrastructure, and a reduction in ongoing end-user device management, troubleshooting and support — employees are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the devices they personally own.
In organizations that welcome employee-owned devices, IT teams can focus on more strategic initiatives, rather than spending the majority of their time dealing with helpdesk tickets.
From a corporate standpoint, the innovative BYOD business model, and its attractiveness to employees, provides a competitive advantage over others in the industry. BYOD can help to attract and retain top performers, who seek to work flexibly, and often put in time outside of traditional work hours. In addition, employee onboarding and training time is reduced, and employees are more efficient and productive — benefits that can directly impact the bottom line.
Models to Support BYOD
Key IT Responsibilities and Technology Considerations
To learn more about the benefits of BYOD, and discuss options for implementing this approach at your organization, contact us today to speak with a Virtualization Architect.