BYOD has been one of the hottest trends in corporate computing throughout the past three years, as more organizations work to enable the use of personal smartphones and tablets in and outside of the workplace. While this initiative can help to drive productivity, efficiency and engagement among staff members, business leaders must not overlook the management demands that come with this relatively novel trend.
TechRepublic recently listed some of the ways in which businesses can move into BYOD 2.0, which is often characterized by optimal service delivery for employees and maximized efficiency among those tasked with managing the relevant frameworks. Interoperability, support and security are often the three main pressure points in these strategies, and must be covered adequately within policies.
According to the news provider, while business leaders will need to empower their IT departments with the proper tools to govern information security and device monitoring responsibilities, too many firms are overlooking the key aspect of user experience. In many studies that have been released throughout the past several years, the complete lack of user awareness and training has shone through on a mass scale.
The source suggested ensuring that BYOD policies include employee awareness and training programs, working to not only help staff members become more secure with their practices, but also strengthen their productivity by knowing how to best use their devices and applications through the company's main IT framework.
Decision-makers might also want to consider integrating BYOD into existing unified communications management frameworks, as the trend fits quite nicely into the overarching aim of enhanced collaboration among employees. By leveraging existing tools and support structures in place for Voice over Internet Protocol phones and other UC-related capabilities, the business will often improve the efficiency of its communications management.