Despite the dangers, it’s worth the hassle.
BYOD is the revolution that we’re being told is always nearly upon us – an execution forever seemingly stayed.
Maybe it’s because businesses have been slow to welcome mobile working with open arms that they are still fearful of it – a recent Oracle survey found that 45% of 700 European businesses are still not convinced of the security of personal devices.
More than half harboured doubts over application security, while 63% believed data was not properly secure.
But BYOD has a lot of benefits to offer too, and if you implement it with specific goals in mind about what you want to achieve, you can make mobile working a success.
Here CBR outlines five ways to do just that.
Create clear and mandatory user policies
The CIO should talk to the business and HR to create user policies that are very clear about what employees can and can’t do and access on their device during work hours. This way staff are aware of the limits on personal device use while working and can’t get angry if their tablet is remotely locked if lost or stolen as a way to protect company data.
Consider implementing containerisation
Containerisation is a useful tool for separating company and personal data sitting on the same device, and brings a variety of benefits for the business. It enables you to encrypt any work-related data on a device in order to secure it, while that information can be remotely wiped if the device is lost, stolen or the employee moves on.