Due to the increasing usage of the electronic devices like SmartphoneĂ˘â-â˘s and Tablets by the people, companies are allowing their employees to choose mobile devices in their workplace in order to connect to the corporate network. But deploying the BYOD (bring your own device) trend in the organization also brings the challenges. At the top most priority is the security issue. As the employees are bringing their own device so they can misuse this device by sharing the sensitive corporate information with other people. Even the corporate and the personal information gets so much co-mingled on devices that it creates the security challenge. This can affect the business badly. The other challenge which the organizations face while following the BYOD trend is providing support the different devices. Devices are evolving so rapidly that companies find it difficult to offer same support to the all devices. The employees are bringing their own device for corporate work which increases the cost for employee itself. Suppose the employee device gets damaged while doing the corporate work so the cost of its repair will be paid by the company. These employee personal devices may carry the virus and destroy the corporate network as well. In order to solve all these problem mobile device management solution needs to be implemented. MDM solution will take care of all the problems mentioned and mitigate the risks involved in executing the BYOD. Security management, policy enforcement, application management, configuration of devices, remote lock, wipe of data etc are provided by this solution.
Below is the list of benefits that companies receive while implementing the BYOD trend:
Increase the productivity: The employees are more comfortable using their personal devices for the corporate work. They can even work at home which helps to increase the work productivity of the employee.
Reduces the corporate cost: Employees bring their own personal device so the companies donĂ˘â-â˘t have to spend the cost on mobile devices or laptops. They just have to pay the maintenance cost of the devices.
Flexibility: With the Bring Your Own Device trend people can work anywhere anytime with their personal devices. This gives them flexibility to work at night even. All these things increase the productivity of the employees.
Satisfaction level is increased: The employees are using their own devices which reduce the pressure of carrying the two devices at work. They can use their choose of device for corporate work.