Many businesses in areas that were struck by Hurricane Sandy are still without power and these unexpected periods of closure could lead to the end of a company that didn’t have a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Some organizations went out of their way to ensure data and communication would not be disturbed if the office was closed, others may have done so by accident.
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are growing in popularity and some businesses in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area have the “built-in disaster plan” that the strategy offers. A recent article from Wired contributor Colin O’Donnell examines the reasons why BYOD strategies double as a disaster recovery plan.
According to O’Donnell, there are three main benefits to BYOD that double as needed tools during a period of power outages and flooding. First is that work devices are in the hands of employees already, meaning there is no need to come to the office to get them. Second is personal responsibility employees must take to get the job done, which means that do not need to rely on an office environment to meet goals. Finally, BYOD does not require a centralized communication or data center which means workers can connect from anywhere.
“Similar to BYOD, decentralized, always-available services support flexible work schedules and locations,” wrote O’Donnell. “By allowing staff to work from home for a period of time during the day or week, businesses see a productivity gain from employees who enjoy the flexibility and a greater quality of life. In addition, the business gains agility through a built-in disaster plan: when disaster strikes, failing back to working from home is hardly a break in the routine.”
BYOD is being adopted by IT departments all across the corporate world and the reasons why continue to expand.
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by CTI Technology
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are growing in popularity and some businesses in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area have the “built-in disaster plan” that the strategy offers.