There has been a huge increase in the use of mobile devices in the workplace over the past few years. The use of mobile devices in the workplace is known as BYOD – Bring Your Own Device.
Most of the work carried out today is done online, and can be done at home, on the go, at customer’s offices and all on your own devices. With annual technology changes, employees increasingly want to use their own, up to date, devices to access corporate data, rather than those provided by employers.
BYOD is heightened by an increase in IT self-sufficiency among employees, who already own and use personal laptops, tablets and smartphones. The introduction of tablets and smartphones in recent years has drastically changed the way people want to work. It has enabled employees work on the device they choose, be it Apple, windows Android, accessing corporate email or viewing documents easily and efficiently, instead of switching between Apple and Windows products, which can cause a bit of a headache!
The rise in BYOD has led to companies saving money on purchasing hardware for employees to have a ‘work phone’ for example. However, while it may seem a fantastic option, in reality it may cost more to integrate and support a variety of devices, especially if employees have wide preference of operating systems.
Hosted desktop solutions are ideal in for companies that encourage BYOD. They allow employees to access company data and applications from anywhere. Not just this, but they can access the data and applications just as it would appear if it were saved and installed directly to their PC.
The most important aspect of using hosted desktops in conjunction with BYOD is that data is held ‘in the cloud’ not on the actual device, so it provides the perfect way to bypass many of the risks associated with mobile working, including data loss and theft.
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