We previously wrote a blog about companies allowing their employees to bring their own devices to work. BYOD has its advantages, but St. Louis technology companies could soon adopt an up and coming concept of “choose your own device.” This provides many of the same benefits as BYOD, but with far less security risks.
As described in the previous blog, a youth movement in the work force as forced IT departments to try to adapt with the need for devices that their employees want to use rather than the most cost effective. The CYOD method could be perfect middle ground for technology companies to mold the benefits of BYOD with the security of company provided devices.
Some benefits of CYOD would include increased productivity, better security, lowered training costs, and higher employee morale. These benefits however do come with added cost to the employer due to what often times will become a non-standardized set of technology equipment in the office.
Increased productivity and morale would come with the fact that allowing employees to choose their own devices shows confidence that as an employer you want to give them all the tools they need to be successful. Lower training cost would be a given considering the devices the employee chooses would often times be ones that they are already comfortable using.
The biggest benefit however comes in the form of security. IT departments would be able to pre-configure the employee chosen devices so that they are secure to run on company networks. We have talked about how important security is in previous posts as well.
However your company decides to manage employee devices, keeping them in check with monitoring systems like the one we offer here is of great importance. Keeping track of all those different devices can be difficult, but we are here to help. If your company is interested in implementing CYOD and want to talk further about some of the benefits do not hesitate to contact us!