Research by Intel has shown that about half of all technology professionals believe that their own equipment is better than that offered by their employers.
While some use the inferior equipment offered by the company, some don’t give up their personal equipment.
This movement has a name: Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD for short. Understand below how it works and what its advantages and disadvantages are.
Advantages and disadvantages of the BYOD method
The acronym BYOD stands for “Bring your own device and, if on the one hand this method can bring facilities for employees and company, on the other hand, problems can occur for the management of work routines when this movement runs into complications with the company’s networks.
Advantages of BYOD
Economy: By placing the responsibility of paying for work equipment on the employee, this movement represents an economy for the company.
Less IT problems: By being familiar with the devices they are using, employees tend to have fewer problems that require IT attention.
More productivity: Besides the comfort of knowing the machine they are working on, the BYOD method allows employees to work anywhere with internet,
Mobility: The employee can be in a hotel, airport, client’s office, or even at home or abroad and answer their company phone extension on their own cell phone or notebook.
Disadvantages of BYOD
Security conflicts: Personal devices may have been exposed to malicious software, such as viruses, and put the network’s security at risk.
Problems with operational systems – because they are developed with different characteristics, some software may have problems working the right way on specific cell phone or computer systems, making it difficult to access the tools needed in the work routine.
Between advantages and disadvantages, the BYOD movement can be beneficial for both companies and employees, on one hand giving flexibility, on the other allowing greater efficiency for both.