The BYOD policy your business uses has to keep the same consistent standards in place for effective performance across the office. In a piece for CIO UK, Pat Brans looked at the essential elements of a BYOD plan for any company, which can support the further adoption of mobile technology as new devices appear on the market. The article advised organizations to plan for the degree they will need to rely on employee-owned devices in general.
As the piece noted, there's a fine line between the personal applications that individual employees use and the legacy functions that need to be updated to match the latest available platforms for support.
The actual amount of personal use on these devices could be linked to security concerns, which means businesses need to set clear boundaries and, perhaps more importantly, focus on enforcing them.
To help establish greater productivity, businesses can look for a browser based terminal emulator that makes legacy software access consistent. This may be necessary to capitalize on the benefits of greater device use without making adoption unnecessarily complicated.
A BYOD & Mobile Security 2016 Spotlight Report from Crowd Research Partners found that the associated benefits of greater mobility, productivity and satisfaction are a greater influence on company BYOD conversion decisions than cost savings.
However, security continues to be a chief concern, as the report found that 39 percent of cybersecurity professionals are avoiding BYOD adoption due to security issues. BYOD security flaws can tax a company's resources and pose a serious financial drain in that sense, which they might not be prepared for.
Inventu's Flynet Viewer allows for easy access to go along with more intense device adoption. These solutions can help companies shore up their BYOD efforts by having a strong plan in place.