The gaining strength of BYOD, Bring Your Own Device trend in companies has been welcomed and criticized at almost the same level. There are many who have embraced it and others who are considering its carryovers as inevitable evils, which are sure to creep into your system.
Let us have a quick glance at its various benefits and drawbacks of this concept:
Acclamatory for Employees
It allows the creation of a favorable environment. They work with a liberal and comfortable feeling. They do not have to adapt themselves according to the system or software provided by company. Moreover, if you have hands on experience with a certain device you unquestionably work better with it.
This is the biggest and most vital perturbing factor. The confidentiality of the data and also sharing of files becomes a risk in these circumstances. Although, measures like VPN services can be adopted yet, reliability is always a critical point to jeopardize on.
Accepting New Technologies
It is time that we try to match with the pacing world and welcome new concepts and ideas with open minds. One needs to understand that BYOD allows sharing of new technological ideas between the workforce and we get to learn about the latest trends and applications.
Especially in today’s era where, your Smartphone can do everything with just a finger touch, then why not seize the opportunity of advancement.
Gaps in Communication
Often because of the usage of different gadgets and lack of similar applications, there are communication differences between personnel. This might also be because of certain emotional factors like the status or type of gadget being utilized by one.
Moreover, there might be software or programs, which is not available with everyone. Although there are solution to these issues but it somewhere or the other, surely affects the work pattern and relationship.
Saving on Expenditure
The firm certainly saves on its expenses of buying new systems and machines. When people will be carrying their own stuff, they will undoubtedly take more care of it. Furthermore, they do not have to worry about upgrading their systems, the owner will do it himself; at the most they might have to pay for these update subscriptions.
Since these are emerging concepts, there are bound to be some loopholes. Along with it we should consider it as an experiment until it has overcome all its flaws and proved itself as an established and accepted strategy.