BYOD is currently a major buzzword for businesses.
It stands for Bring Your Own Device. With the invention of smartphones, the line between personal devices and business devices has been blurred. Employees used to have their own device for any personal calls they wanted to make, and a business device to make business calls. Today people want to have their personal and business device all in one package. Therefore, companies are coming up with ways to create a comfortable and familiar environment for employees by allowing them to bring their own device to work. Businesses are not only making their employees feel more comfortable, but are also cutting costs, providing fair reimbursements for employees, and becoming more efficient in their work.
Allowing an employee to work on their own device makes them feel more confident in their work. With this boost of confidence and sense of familiarity with their device, employees will also become more efficient in their work. Many companies have already seen the difference when employees bring their own laptop, smartphone or tablet to work. One of the main differences is that employees no longer need to be trained on another device. They have already gone through their own personal training by teaching themselves how to use their own device. This process saves the business a tremendous amount of time and gives it a new competitive edge.
Another benefit to switching to the BYOD system is that the company will save a significant amount of money. There will no longer be a need to buy desktop computers for employees because they will be the ones buying the device of their choosing. Some people have thought that BYOD might eventually be mandatory in the business world, but there is no evidence to prove it. If this were true, it could be a potential hindrance to some people joining a company because they would have to personally invest in a particular computer, tablet, or smartphone that they do not already have. However, some businesses also have reimbursement programs for employees that fairly reflect their business costs. This topic is still up for debate. You can be the judge on what you think businesses will do.
There are also those in the business world who have concerns about the security of their corporate network and confidential data. Entrepreneurs have come up with systems that allow employees to log onto the corporate network, but are only able to log onto certain sites or activate specific apps. This way, an employee is not tempted to be logged onto a social network when they are supposed to be doing their work. With this system in place, a company can monitor the activity of all devices connected to its network and also protect employees’ privacy. There is no doubt that everyone in the business benefits from this system.
So, “How does all of this pertain to HD Video Conferencing?” you might ask. Well, if a company has decided to make HD Video Conferencing a priority so that they can have personal interactions with their clients, using a familiar device is a necessity for the employees. Using the mobile Video Conferencing function on a smartphone or tablet is secure on one of these corporate systems and would provide a huge benefit to the company. What will your company decide about BYOD?
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