Employees like using their own smartphones at work, and employers are more than happy to let them do it. Why? Employees are not just using them to text and make personal phone calls. Employees are using their own phones and mobile devices to actually do work, and they are being more productive, too. Bosses may be sucked in by fewer costs and increased productivity, but they need to be careful. That raises reasonable questions, like “Why?” and, “How?”
Your company is not alone. A single, cartoon light bulb did not appear over your head, and you were not the only one to suggest, “Hey, maybe employees can get stuff done with their own phones!” BYOD, or bring your own device, is big, and it is getting bigger. This year alone, at least 150 million personal mobile devices were put to work at the office. That is expected to climb by 62%, and reach 350 million in 2014. That would be all fine and dandy, if android phones and tablet phones were protected. A quarter, maybe more, remain unprotected, without any device management, or security, in place.
Mobile device management systems, or MDM systems, are working to put reasonable boundaries, and protection, on personal devices used in the office. Android phones alone account for at least 250 million of worldwide phones. With mobile device management software, employers can rest assured that employee owned androids, smartphones, and tablets are secure. MDM software allows critical data to be wiped in the event of loss, damage, or theft, among other things.
Keep your workplace open to new ideas and technology, and enjoy the 20% increase in employee productivity without worrying. Install some mobile device management software, and let your employees, and their personal devices, do the rest. More like this: www.maas360.com