With BYOD (bring your own device) programs, it’s sometimes difficult to see the grey-areas where one may cross the line, whether it’s business-to-personal or personal-to-business. Whatever the case may be, it’s always vital to have a policy in place so you, the employer, and your employees can successfully utilize their devices to the company’s advantage and not step on anyone’s toes along the way. This process will only allow you to further succeed with your wireless device program and ensure everyone has the best experience possible.
When defining guidelines for your BYOD program, it’s important to remind employees not to store sensitive documents/files on their devices. It’s important in this day and age to focus on the benefits of cloud-based storage. If a device is lost or stolen, it’s extremely easy to wipe out the sensitive files and restrict access from a cloud-based perspective rather than a hardware storage perspective. Keep this in mind with all of your policies and you will prevent a plethora of mishaps from occurring. It’s also important to remind employees to not confuse personal, social accounts with business, social accounts. One of the best methods for separating the two is to literally separate the two. If you have your personal twitter active within the app, keep all of your personal, social platforms in-app. From there, you can choose to exclusively access your business-based social accounts from the mobile site version. This easy-to-implement trick will ensure you rarely confuse the two accounts and will prevent an awkward selfie from being shared on a business account with hundreds of thousands of followers.
It’s important to remind your employees when they’re on business time, they should use their devices for primarily business purposes. Even though they’re using “their” devices, it’s part of the benefit of the BYOD program to keep work at work and home at home with the contents of the devices. This will help you avoid overage charges from data overages to long-distance calling overages and everything in between.
We hope this simplified, broken-down guide has been helpful in providing some quick tips and insights into how you should best handle the ever-expanding BYOD program and if you’re further interested in how mindWireless can help you reach your full potential with a BYOD program, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to walk you through our whole process. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!