|BYOD in the office? 4 essential steps|
|Take a look around your Miami office, chances are high that you’ll see at least one employee with their mobile phone plugged into their computer charging, or maybe you’ll see a colleague using their own computer for work. This practice is becoming more common and many managers are ambivalent about this. Instead of banning personal devices outright, they should develop a plan.
Here are four steps you should take to enact a successful Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plan in your Miami office.
Step 1: Learn the Tools
Hosted virtual desktops are desktops that are hosted by another company and accessed by employees via the Internet. These are also called Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and differ from locally deployed and managed desktops as the company doesn’t need the servers and infrastructure to deploy the solution. There are pros and cons to each, and before you decide which to use, it pays to research them to see how they meet your needs.
Step 2: Understand Your Employees
It’s worth taking the time to understand your employees and their needs, as it may turn out that BYOD may not work for some staff members. You should find out which workers are willing to buy their own technology, can work with a locked desktop, or work away from their desk more, and who might pose a security risk and would reduce productivity under a BYOD plan.
Step 3: Research alternatives
You can also contact managed service providers and companies like us. We may have another option for you that you haven’t explored yet. Whatever you do, it’s important to weigh up all your alternatives first.
Step 4: Start small
What matters most is that with a BYOD plan, you provide a clear separation between an employee’s personal and work environments on their device, hence a virtual desktop. With this, you will be able to control the work related environment as you normally would, and employees can keep their personal environment secure. If you’d like to learn more about BYOD or virtual desktops, please contact us.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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