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By: JP Chua on November 17th, 2022

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What is Bring Your Own Device and Why Your Company Needs It? [Video]

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As businesses shift to a WFH or hybrid work setup, are you one of the companies faced with employees without work devices to use at home? Well, here’s where a Bring Your Own Device or BYOD policy can help. Peter Swarowski, the Director of Operations at ITS, breaks it down in this video. 

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0:51 What is Bring Your Own Device or BYOD? 

Bring Your Own Device or BYOD is employees using their own personal devices to connect to company networks and access work-related systems and data. Personal devices include personal workstations, smartphones, and tablets, depending on the employee’s needs. 

1:39 What is a BYOD Policy? 

BYOD Policy consists of guidelines that determine what your employees can and cannot do when it comes to BYOD. Although the major priority of a BYOD Policy is to ensure the company network’s security, it should also take into consideration the end user’s accessibility to work files and the employee’s privacy. 

3:25 What businesses benefit from BYOD? 

  1. Looking for cost-effective strategies
  2. With remote workers
  3. With strong IT support

Now that you know about BYOD, you’re on your way to set it up for your business. To make sure you cover everything in your BYOD policy, be sure to also learn about mobile device management which focuses on how to manage smartphones and tablets for your BYOD policy. Learn more about MDM through this article. 

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