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How to Establish a BYOD Policy
Ever been frustrated by the ancient technology you’re forced to use at the office?
Tech geeks have it especially tough. At home, you’ve always got the latest gadgets. Your smartphone has all the apps you need, you’ve got the latest gadget in hand shortly after it’s released, and you’ve got your desktop computer hooked up with all the peripherals exactly the way you want them.
But the office is a different story. You live in fear of carpal tunnel syndrome from contorting your wrists to type on a flat old keyboard, and your monitor resolution is laughable.
And that’s not even getting into the software you’re stuck with. You’re forced to live without all your browser extensions, and forget about your preferred browser (maybe you’re even still stuck withIE6).
Everything would be so much easier if you could just use all your own devices at work
Turns out, many companies are beginning to agree with you.
On the surface, it seems like a no-brainer. You know you’d be more comfortable and work more effinciently using all the devices and configurations that you’re used to. And your company would sure save a lot of time and aggravation if employees were allowed to take care of their own devices.
It seems like a great idea in theory… but in practice, it’s a bit more complicated. Some companies have discovered the pitfalls the hard way — and that’s why it’s so important for companies to develop an official BYOD (bring your own device) policy.
The potential benefits are great — what company couldn’t use increase employee morale and efficiency? But when you’re putting the company’s security at risk, those benefits just aren’t worth it.
Want to convince your company to allow you to bring your own laptop to the office, or maybe you’re considering implementing a BYOD policy at your company? Check out the pros and cons below, and follow the guide to create an official policy that will protect your company from all the pitfalls.