Several businesses are now based on the economical business model of mixing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies with London IT consulting. The more you allow workers to bring their own devices, the less your company needs to invest in hardware and all the costs that go with it. Here are reasons to follow this lean business model, particularly for companies that don't need a central office:
BYOD and the Emerging Remote Workforce
Every year with new technology, there are less and less reasons for professionals whose work is on computers to commute to work. In fact, the more a company can encourage such workers to operate from home or other places, the less your company will need to invest in hardware. London IT consulting experts can handle the most tedious tasks, such as making regular backups of files and applications.
The widespread adoption of BYOD means that workplace norms are moving toward greater flexibility, which points to certain businesses no longer needing to commit to large office spaces. When employees work from their own office, it boosts company morale and allows for workers to take more control of their schedules. This type of arrangement can lead to greater productivity with an ambitious talent pool.
Making the Mobile Workplace Safer
The main problem that arises from a BYOD environment is the mix of different operating systems and types of security. The way to standardise security for all users is to use Mobile Device Management (MDM) software, which allows access for specific devices while blocking others on your network. It can also be used to segment mobile devices so that only a certain part is used for company purposes. The company maintains control over this part of a device and has the capability of wiping or locking this section if the device is lost or stolen.
Training Employees About Data Protection
Part of an IT consultant's job is to make sure employees are aware of how to use their own devices properly to protect data. Employees should not, for example, be allowed to access public wi-fi hotspots where data thieves hang out to monitor confidential information to steal. Employees should also be warned about avoiding certain social networks and game sites that waste company time and have nothing to do with the job description. They should be further trained on how to spot suspicious phishing emails designed to unleash malware.
An experienced London IT consulting firm understands how to manage a mobile workplace atmosphere. Contact us at Wem Technology to learn more about setting up a BYOD policy with the right tools and oversight to create a more productive work environment.