The pandemic of the new coronavirus encouraged many companies to rethink their work models because, in addition to investing in technology to allow teams to continue to act remotely during this period, organizations and professionals realized the advantages of a home office. So with the implementation of BYOD, the physical space is no longer relevant, after all, it is possible to follow with the projects of home, office, or any business trip.
A survey by ESET, an information security company, showed that 82% of respondents in Latin America work with their personal computers, while 55% use their smartphone, 25% use the tablet, and 17.8% mp3 players. This data goes against BYOD policies.
If you are not yet familiar with this term or are unsure of its benefits, this article is for you. Follow and understand more about its advantages!
What is BYOD?
BYOD is the acronym for the English term Bring Your Own Device and is also a movement linked to technology and innovation. A company that adopts this policy not only allows, but encourages employees to use their notebooks and other personal electronic devices for work, regardless of where they are.
According to a survey prepared by Robert Half, 86% of the professionals interviewed prefer to work from their homes after the end of social isolation and 67% of them realized that it is possible to perform the tasks remotely. Companies also bet on home office due to reduced costs and increased productivity. Thinking of a hybrid working model, it is interesting to consider this concept.
What are the advantages of Byod?
One of the most interesting advantages is increased productivity,since employees become more comfortable when using equipment configured with their profiles and working with interfaces that feel more familiar. Another benefit noticed by managers is increased motivation and engagement in activities.
When the equipment is employee’s, there is an important cost reduction. Some companies even participate in the acquisition of these resources and share the choice of models with executives. In addition, the devices are always more up-to-date and the company saves on the expenses it would have when replacing and modernizing its machines.
How can your company be part of this trend?
With technological advancement, executives can access the company’s platforms and databases from anywhere, with their computers and personal electronic devices. It is then natural for the corporate environment to continue using their own equipment, but it is necessary for the organization to have clear guidelines on how all this will work.
It is important that IT staff think about policies and tools that ensure information security and develop efficient access control. In addition, it is interesting to analyze relevant points such as the use of official software, commitment to the confidentiality of information, liability if there is damage to the equipment, notify if there will be a time limit on the use of the company’s platforms, among other factors to be adjusted.
While BYOD policies are a reality in many companies, some others still need to draw up guidelines for implementing them in their environments. Moreover, it is necessary to analyze the work configurations imposed by the pandemic and what comes from this event. If you think it’s interesting to also have these benefits in your business, now is the time to talk to your IT team and start the testing phase.
What did you think of this post? Does your company already adopt BYOD policies or are you still considering the hypothesis? Tell us in the comments how this trend works on your desktop.