BYOD isn’t just cheaper and easier than the alternative; it can also make for happier, more productive employees.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – isn’t just cheaper and easier than the alternative; it can also make for happier, more productive employees.
It starts with a BYOD Policy; you’ll want to be sure to address the following data security concerns:
- email – be certain to use a business-class email system with mobile sync capabilities; running your email off of simple, free email platforms isn’t the best way to ensure your customers’ information security
- IMing – when email just isn’t fast enough, install and allow an IM app; IM apps use less data than standard texting and many are free, which both help to keep user costs down
- Anti-virus – to protect both the phone user from loss of his/her phone and your business from phone replacement expenses, require that users with open source systems (primarily Android phones) install anti-virus protection; you might even want to specify a selection of approved options
- lock screens – it’s a super simple thing to do, but using the lock screen feature available in any smart phone is an essential piece of keeping a phone secure from unauthorized users; remind users NOT to share their access code or figure
- mobile device management system – for business with legal mandates regulating data security, a mobile device management system may be a necessary investment
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