Many businesses are implementing new bring your own device (BYOD) policies. As employees are spending more of their own money on smartphones and tablets and looking to use the superior technology for work-related functions, it makes sense to institute BYOD programs. Employers are also reaping the benefits in productivity and money.
Telecommunication company Digium released a new survey that examined the positive trends of BYOD on business. On average, organizations can save 115 minutes a day per employee, according to the report. A business with 100 employees can save 191 hours a day, 49,660 hours or 6,207 full eight-hour workdays a year or the equivalent of adding 23 full time employees. In monetary terms, that’s an estimated savings of $920,000 annually.
The savings comes from employees being readily available. Unified messaging, mobile availability and interactive voice response systems are combining to keep employees connected.
While the benefits speak for themselves, there are some concerns – mainly in security. MokaFive – a desktop solution provider – also put out a BYOD survey that found 77 percent of respondents are concerned that current security approaches are too intrusive.
“When adopting a BYOD strategy, SMBs should consider if they have the resources to support personal devices and then create a policy that adequately covers the use of personal mobile devices,” said the Digium report.
Businesses need to ensure their infrastructure can handle adding mobile devices before integrating them. By partnering with an IT consulting agency like CTI Technology, businesses can implement a proper mobile device solution that that solves all of the potential issues with BYOD policies.
As employees are spending more of their own money on smartphones and tablets and looking to use the superior technology for work-related functions, it makes sense to institute BYOD programs.