IT Managed Services Provide The Answer For BYOD Equipment Issues
What inherent problem do medium-sized businesses face? –a tight budget
And which area always seems to suffer? – IT equipment, of course
Companies providing IT managed services have developed thought out BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategies that can effectively solve this problem.
Let’s examine the BYOD effect on budget constraints and how outsourcing for IT expertise helps.
A tight budget often means trying to save on expenditure wherever possible. Medium-sized businesses cannot afford the regular upgrades required to keep up with technological advances. Many of these businesses are now realizing, however, that because employees are not properly equipped with the right computing devices, productivity and profits are falling.
It is not just productivity and profits that are affected, however, other areas of the company are feeling the pinch. These include:
- Mobility – In larger companies mobility is a given. Medium-sized businesses, however, must try to deal with mobility while cutting corners on IT spending.
- Staff Retention –Employees are leaving due to frustration at not being properly equipped and so unable to properly perform their duties.
- Attracting New Talent – The company has difficulty attracting the best applicants to fill posts. These persons gravitate to businesses that offer better IT support to their employees.
- Cloud Access – Online and cloud access are also a big challenge when budget constraints cause companies to make do with inadequate tech and tech support.
Companies will highlight a mix of reasons holding them back from making the sacrifice to ensure the IT side of the business is effectively catered for. Chief among these is the cost. But it covers so much more than just the software and hardware. Companies have to consider the associated costs of integration, support and management.
This is when it makes sense to consider implementing a BYOD policy which has the benefit of freeing companies (at least partially) from the cost of devices. Any BYOD policy you go with, however, comes with its own set of security issues threatening to eat away at the company’s financial resources.
Professionals in the technology sector suggest medium-sized companies consider outsourcing for IT managed services.
They can help to guarantee:
- Sale or loss of devices does not put sensitive data at risk
- Reduced IT costs to both company and employees
- Monitoring of information on the device without intrusion into employee’s personal affairs
- Protection from cyber-attacks, data leaks and viruses
- Effective and efficient integration, support and management
BYOD execution can take many forms. IT industry experts have experience determining how to adopt and adapt a particular BYOD strategy to suit individual company needs. They ensure employees are more productive, company data is secure and costs are kept in check.