The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is sweeping the nation, and for good reason. Not surprisingly, 42% of employees with smartphones use those phones for work, while 8% of Internet web based transactions are conducted from such mobile devices. So it only makes sense that employers are jumping on the BYOD Bandwagon and embracing the trend.
As Cisco marketing manager Linda Beaton explains, BYOD encourages business growth, boosts productivity and mobility…all while cutting costs. No wonder 61% of small or medium sized (SMBs) in North America currently allow BYOD, with 53% expecting productivity improvement.
Additional Benefits of BYOD
- Increased productivity
- Better customer service
- Access and manage information easier with improved mobility
- Save money on hardware and software by 15%, by shifting costs from the business to the user
- Increase job satisfaction by 16%
- Allows businesses to still leverage the latest technology
- Provides your business with a competitive advantage
Hopping on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Bandwagon
- Network Infrastructure: In order to support employees with mobile devices, you need to first address your network infrastructure, including bandwidth. Failing to do so can significantly impede productivity, by as much as six hours per week.
- Establish an IT Support System: It is important to have an IT support system in place. After all, wasted time spent trying to troubleshoot an IT issue is wasted time, no matter which way you look at it.
- Improve Security with the Cisco ISA500: So what is holding you back from making the move to BYOD? Is it security? If so, Cisco has the answer. The Cisco ISA500, which acts as a highly sophisticated router, firewall, and unified threat management in one device, helps safeguard against outside threats, allows employees to securely access information, and manages everything.
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