The use of mobile phones has expanded to include more than just personal matters; mobile-enabled workforce has become a new norm. The concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) lets employees use smartphones for work-related matters and it has rapidly gaining acceptance worldwide. A recent study by Markets and Markets revealed that BYOD is increasing at an annual compound rate of 25% annually.
The BYOD concept comes with numerous benefits to the organization including improved productivity, lower costs, workplace flexibility and it also provides better work-life balance, which will provide better employee satisfaction.
While BYOD is great, a company needs to be using it with cautions and make sure that your employees understand its positive impacts and be wary of the negative. Here we list a few attentions to taking into account when it comes to using BYOD in an office environment:
Rapid Mobile Phones Development
These days the development of mobile phones is faster than the speed of light so to exaggerate. Mobile phones and their versions are updated frequently, which requires the development of its application for BYOD devices to be updated frequently also. Ensure that the app you use is updated constantly and support the latest technology to reduce the problems you might encounter when using the app with any mobile type or version.
Application’s Access Control
When everything is accessible from various devices; it’s important to control the level of accessibility of each user. System roles and user access settings are crucial to making mobile application for BYOD safe to use. Examples of user settings are normal users can view only information related to them while the administrator can view the overall performance of employees and monitor all their data.
Set the permission for each user for both web and mobile application in TimeTec TA. The accessibility for both web and mobile application is set differently for admin, operator and normal user.
Simplicity is the essence of UX
Nobody likes complicated matters, especially when it comes to user experience or acronym UX. When assessing an app for BYOD, make sure the UX for the app is simple, easy to navigate and understandable. The developer needs to be thinking complex features to cater to user requirements but delivery to users must be simplified. BYOD users rely highly on applications on their devices, therefore having a smooth experience with the app is not an option, it’s crucial.
No one can predict the future, but it’s important to know that the app developer is open and able to support wider ecosystem. The app needs to be able to do not only the main features but also extra features such as chat, linkage to third party apps, etc.
Security over loss of devices
Electronic devices are prone to get stolen or broken. While it’s great having all your business information in one device, losing the device could spell trouble for the company. It’s important to ensure the level of security offered by the service provider in this situation. Also, make known of your BYOD policy to all employees so they understand the importance of keeping their devices safe.
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