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Just a few short years ago, the “bring your own device” (BYOD) approach to office technology was en vogue. Companies figured out that BYOD let employees take workplace modernization into their own hands – by letting people use whatever personal devices they were most comfortable with, they could drive greater employee productivity and satisfaction.
Now, though, in a post-COVID-19 world, we’re all collectively trying to find the best way forward. It’s no longer as simple as letting everyone bring their devices to a shared workspace – we live in a world of remote and hybrid work, which means people are taking their IT anywhere and everywhere. There are numerous questions about how best to manage that.
According to TechTarget, the future of BYOD is a major topic being debated in IT circles in 2022. On one hand, enterprises have known for some time that BYOD can be a great cost-cutting measure if executed right. You save a great deal on procuring devices, and all you need to do is make sure people’s devices have access to corporate resources like email, applications, and data. On the other hand, coming up with an effective BYOD policy in this new era is a challenge.
Users today have an expectation of mobility and flexibility. They expect to use their devices and use them productively. But to make that a win-win proposition for people and their employers, IT leaders need to take a few things into account. Here’s a rundown of all the key factors to consider…