The difference between a BYOD policy and a BYOD solution
The number of businesses in the UK with a BYOD strategy varies by the size of the business, according to a study by Paymentsense.
% of businesses with BYOD strategies by size
- 40% for micro-businesses of up to 10 people
- 51% for businesses of between 51 and 100 people
- 69% for businesses of between 101 to 250 people
However, of these businesses, only 54% have a formal BYOD policy (Teiss.co.uk, October 17). The remainder have ‘informal’ BYOD arrangements, or the business doesn’t know their employees are using their personal mobile phones for work.
What is a BYOD policy?
The best explanation is a good example. The NHS, the UK’s largest employer, has created some BYOD policy guidelines that are accessible online. The purpose of the guidelines is to act as a starting point for other healthcare professionals who are looking to implement a BYOD policy.
A BYOD policy isn’t a BYOD solution
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If you’re looking for a BYOD solution you should find one suited to your companies’ size. These solutions can range from entire platforms like Mobile Device Management (MDM) platforms to specialist software like virtual numbers.
Where should I start?
We’ve gathered the most relevant articles online for you to read according to the size of your business.
Micro businesses – up to 10 people: https://www.wired.com/insights/2013/07/is-byod-good-for-small-businesses/
SMEs – between 51 and 100 people: https://uk.pcmag.com/cloud-services/76018/the-best-mobile-device-management-mdm-solutions
Large SME – between 101 to 250 people: https://dzone.com/articles/the-what-why-and-how-of-unified-endpoint-managemen
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