[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”]One of the factors that employees consider when evaluating job satisfaction is the ability to work in their own way. This often means having the flexibility to use the office supplies that they prefer, work remotely, and have just one device for both work and personal use. This last factor is becoming more prevalent as more individuals are embracing smart devices. This is one reason many companies are adopting bring your own device, or BYOD, policies for their employees.
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Although there are many benefits to adopting a BYOD policy — greater efficiency and employee satisfaction, for example — there are some potential drawbacks if you do not carefully implement your policy. In addition to avoiding and preventing potential security risks, it is important that the policy is not too cumbersome for either IT staff or employees to implement. Implementing a remote device management solution can help you achieve this goal.

How to Positively Implement a BYOD Policy


A good BYOD policy includes some way to monitor activity and ensure that policies are being implemented, while at the same time not compromising employee privacy. Although it is possible to enforce BYOD policies by periodically manually inspecting employee devices, there are several disadvantages to this approach, including a gap between the time a policy was violated and the time it was discovered.

The best way to avoid these pitfalls and to effectively enforce security policies is with a mobile device management solution that allows you to:

  • Ensure security policies are followed
  • Install and manage software and apps
  • Troubleshoot remotely

The ideal solution will include the following features:

  • The ability to work across multiple operating systems
  • The ability to work with multiple device types
  • Location tracking
  • Connectivity tracking
  • Remote locking and erasing
  • Enforce password requirements
  • Restrict access to certain apps and device features

Two mobile device management solutions that work with the Apple platform are Cisco Meraki and the Casper Suitefrom JAMF software. Each of these solutions offers different features and benefits, so review each of them carefully before deciding which one is right for you and best matches your BYOD policy.

MelroseMAC offers a variety of software solutions for mobile device management and other important security processes. We have the expertise to help you find the best solution for your business so that your employees have a seamless experience and you feel confident that your digital assets are protected. If you are ready to improve your BYOD policy, contact us today to get started.

How do you currently handle employee devices? Are your employees satisfied with this approach?


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