Why is BYOD Encouraged?
Many companies and educational institutions view this initiative positively, in terms of increased productivity, as well as a response to the expectations of the younger generations who’ve grown up with devices perpetually at their fingertips.
Employees and students, want the same experiences at work or school, as they have at home, and prefer using devices that they are already comfortable with. People are usually happier, and commonly work faster, when using their own technology.
Employees will often work at, or from home, preparing materials they then wish to share with colleagues. Students work on assignments, and are then asked to present and share their learning in a small group, or with the larger class.
Some organisations have been more reluctant to adopt a ‘BYOD‘ policy, believing this may result in a loss of control and issues with security.
However it would seem that BYOD is happening whether we want it or not – so it makes sense to be aware of the benefits and understand the risks.
Intelligent Environments are happy to assist with the design and implementation of collaboration systems that will allow easy connection for your employees’ or students’ BYODs.