Individual experience impacts success of BYOD

Imagine your boss calls you into his office and tells you to pick a smartphone, tablet or laptop for business use. How long would it take you to decide what you wanted? While some consumers may consider themselves fanboys of specific brands at that question may be easy, for most of us, it would take some planning and research.

It is very unlikely that all employees would have the exact same desired gadget. Anything from age, business need or technical experience can impact which device a worker believes will have the greatest impact on productivity.

There are also many employees who have purchased their own devices and are using them as part of a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy. This sense of individualism is a rarely discussed factor to the success of BYOD strategies but one that a recent UC Strategies article did.

“Until now, the topic of BYOD for enterprise has focused on the best ways to secure and manage the wide range of devices, networks and applications that are available to employees,” reads the piece. “This concentration may cause businesses to overlook one very important issue: the enterprise and technology benefits that BOYD offers may be subverted if end users are unable to utilize a consistent experience.”

The problem with focusing on this factor of BYOD is that by its very definition it is an individual experience and trying to regulate that is impossible. Instead, businesses need to ensure its system and protocols allow for the greatest possible success rates.

By implementing a unified business identity and access to a wide array of devices, organization can ensure every employee can take advantage of the system. Companies in Ohio that are looking to improve their BYOD strategies would be wise to partner with an IT consulting firm.

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