What is BYOD?

What does BYOD stand for? Learn what a BYOD policy involves and read up on the advantages of BYOD.

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It refers to the policy allowing employees to use their personal devices, such as tablets, smartphones, laptops and USB drives, for work-related tasks, either in the office or remotely. Employees may use their own devices to access the company’s internal applications and data instead of company-supplied devices (or in addition to them).

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What are the Advantages of BYOD?

Increase employee satisfaction

By offering employees greater choice, freedom, and flexibility in determining when and how to work, businesses can boost employee engagement and job satisfaction.

Boost productivity

Working from personal devices enhances familiarity, comfort and convenience, helping employees accomplish their tasks faster and more efficiently.

Have up-to-date technology

It’s practically impossible to always have the newest technology in your office. By allowing your employees to bring their own devices to work, you automatically upgrade your technology when employees get the latest and greatest devices.

Encourage flexible work styles

BYOD provides the ability for employees to access their business-critical applications and data from home or from outside the office, which facilitates flexible working arrangements.

Save money

The cost of outfitting all of your employees with mobile devices is considerable. Organizations can save significant amounts of money on hardware by allowing employees to bring their own.

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