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The Challenges of BYOD

More businesses are adopting a bring your own device (BYOD) program to reduce costs and offer convenience to their workforce. It makes sense on many different levels, but it’s not without potential problems. Security for both parties is important, and allowing IT access to personal phones is a bit touchy for some. To resolve these issues, companies must craft a solid BYOD policy that covers as many potential issues as possible while remaining flexible enough to encourage employees to use their own phones.

The ultimate goal of a BYOD policy is to save a business money and reduce workload for the IT department. But not every employee prefers to go that route. That means the business has to supply the employee with a device and spend money. One way to lower expenses is to offer the ZTE ZMax Pro from T-Mobile, which is a solid phone with a budget-friendly price that runs on T-Mobile’s reliable network. It’s a winning combination that solves the issue of employees who don’t want to use their personal devices for work.

Employees that do want to participate in BYOD need to have a policy that’s clear-cut, explains responsibilities, and details how to handle the separation of personal and business data. In turn, companies need to enforce these policies, respect their employees’ privacy, and work to find a way to prevent accidental deletion of personal information. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about creating a BYOD policy and how to enforce it fairly.