Creating a smart BYOD strategy

Strong BYOD usage can hinge on smart policies and technologies. BYOD programs are most effective when they take specifics into account, as a recent CIO Review article said. That's because part of the strength of allowing employees to use their devices can come from understanding their particular device needs and customizations.

Anticipating both the growth of new devices and the permission necessary for current ones can enable agility, the source added. Ideally, the IT setup at a certain business will accommodate new devices as well as have an easy path for users to exit when they are no longer with the company.

While technology has changed in recent years, many of the reasons for considering BYOD have stayed the same. Convenience, speed and easy access are still possible benefits, especially as it is now considered normal for many. Similarly, security remains an issue, with the focus on updated software one way to avoid risks and security flaws.

"Many of the reasons for considering BYOD have stayed the same."

Last October, Computerworld reported on the ways the BYOD model has grown within the business sector. Strategy Analytics' Phil Hochmuth talked about the financial reasons employee device use is more accepted now than before.

"BYOD is the norm," Hochmuth said. "Companies are getting out of the business of buying phones. Enterprises just don't want to do that anymore. It makes sense for companies to have plans to give stipends to workers for service or to transfer the phone number to the company" for the company to pay the bill."

If cost is a concern, agile IT modernization solutions can help companies adapt to changing expectations. Inventu's Flynet Viewer meets employer and employee expectations in a way that feels familiar and simple.