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Business owners have a lot to consider when it comes to the management of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies – gone are the days of these policies being popular like they were for their first 12 years of their existence, and here are the days of different priorities in 2023.
When BYOD policies were first launched, they became popular and remained mainstream practice for over a decade as they were viewed as being an inexpensive alternative for businesses. Nowadays, though, there is debate over BYOD still being a smart choice for companies as the corporate focus has shifted to the preservation of mobile endpoints and the welfare of employees.
What exactly Is BYOD?
BYOD is the practice of enabling employees to use their personal devices, such as laptops and mobile phones, for work purposes and during work hours. Work-related activities that are allowed on personal devices include checking and responding to emails, accessing the company network, and using business data and apps.
As staff use their own laptops and mobile phones for work-based tasks, the company doesn’t hand out devices to employees that are owned by the business and maintained by the IT department. In terms of benefits, businesses usually
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