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The Realities of BYOD and Security

It is an unavoidable fact that more than 50% of UK businesses have now had their data compromised directly as a result of allowing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace. These figures are as a result of research… Continue Reading →

BYOD for Small Businesses

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is already well established in many larger companies as well as smaller ones. It’s not only big business that is taking advantage of all BYOD has to offer. One of the first things that any company needs to consider before anything else is a good policy. Establishing a comprehensive BYOD policy is the underpinning to any successful BYOD programme. We spoke to commercial asset recycling company Coara, based in London, to discuss how they had implemented their policy. The security of their system was especially important because they handle confidential waste disposal and IT recycling on a daily basis so understand the issues involved.

Employees should be provided with proper direction for using their own devices within a working capacity. IT departments also need the authority to manage employee-owned devices and to do so with as much authority as they previously did with company-owned devices.

Some of the most important points to address within a successful policy are naming the devices which are approved by management and security procedures.

There are many benefits for both employee and management in terms of BYOD and these include more power for employees to self-manage which in turn gives employees more confidence in their position of trust within a company; IT hours are saved as employees can update and manage things to a certain extent themselves.

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