SURREY, ENGLAND, October 09, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
It’s obvious that there are significant cost savings associated with employees using their own smartphones, tablets and laptops for work. However, the downsides are numerous and worth considering says Dominic Jones of Barton Technology, http://www.barttech.co.uk, “by not having to buy smartphones, laptops and tablets, the hardware costs are significantly reduced and, in this economy, that’s a strong incentive for many companies. From a logistics point of view, a multitude of devices are hard to support and manage, as you often can’t make the same app work on all platforms.”
The question of data integrity and security should also be raised. How can businesses manage their information and ensure that there are no leaks after the employee decides to up sticks and work for the competition, taking his device with him? The answer is simple; they can’t. In addition, using the same device for work and pleasure causes a range of security issues; where an employee could visit the wrong website providing access to work-related files. Dominic also comments, “I honestly don’t think that BYOD will become widespread, especially in larger organisations who take security and industrial espionage very seriously.”
Even more importantly, BYOD can’t be implemented realistically across the business because not all of your staff will own state of the art portable devices, fit for enterprise use. BYOD could create differences between employees and ostracise those who can’t afford the latest tablet or smartphone and for this very reason, salaries are never spoken about between employees. This will undoubtedly affect productivity and data security, which makes the Bring Your Own Device trend as unpalatable as its acronym.
BYOD needs to be seriously considered before implementation and this is where Barton Technology specialises in our unique consultative approach to the subject. With years of experience in safeguarding businesses operations whilst maintaining the correct balance of BYOD they can ultimately save you from making expensive and damaging mistakes. Read more here: http://www.barttech.co.uk/blog/2012/03/byod-inclusive/
Barton Technology is an IT support company that provides on and off site computer Support to business in London and surrounding areas. Providing computer and network support through to disaster recovery and telephone systems. Website: http://www.barttech.co.uk— Press release service and press release distribution provided byhttp://www.24-7pressrelease.com