The latest trend in business technology is employees bringing in their personal devices to work. This trend is commonly referred to as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and it’s presenting businesses with both new opportunities and challenges. We will breakdown BYOD into 2 parts; benefits and risks. In part 1, we will look at five benefits of BYOD.

BYOD is Cost Effective
From the perspective of an office administrator, BYOD is a dream come true because employees are using their own devices, which they paid for, to get work done for your company. If BYOD catches on in your business, then you will be able to spend less money on computer hardware thanks to your employee’s devices supplementing the workload.

BYOD Makes it Easy to Discover the Latest Technology
The advantage of using the latest technology for your business is that you will be able to find new solutions, giving you the competitive edge over your competition. Employees that favor their personal devices have a tendency to use the newest and the latest technology. A staff equipped with BYOD will find new solutions for your business that you would not have discovered on your own.

BYOD Helps Your Business Appeal to Youth Culture
The reason that so many companies spend so much money marketing to young people is because their buying choices are very influential. Hiring young people can also give your workforce a fresh marketing perspective and make your company aware of the latest cultural trends. Allowing BYOD in your company will make your business more attractive to tech savvy youth.

BYOD Improves Worker Satisfaction
A new study by CompTIA revealed that the top BYOD benefit for businesses is employee satisfaction. This same study revealed that there is little increase in out-of-the office productivity, and little positive monetary effect with BYOD. However, BYOD may be worth it to have your employees love coming to work and brag about the company they work for.

BYOD Gives You a Mobile Workforce
Even though the CompTIA study showed BYOD doesn’t necessarily increase overall profitability or productivity, there are still several advantages that come from having a mobile workforce. For example, giving your team the ability to work from home or access company files while at a sales convention will help streamline your operations and make work more convenient for everyone.

There are several more advantages that come with implementing BYOD for your business, but it is not without risks. In our next blog article, we will look at five risks your business needs to address in order to safely implement BYOD. To learn more about what BYOD can do for your business, and how you can join the BYOD revolution, call Think Tank NTG at 800-501-DATA.

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