The enormous expansion of mobile phone usage and application in all kinds of fields has greatly contributed to the growth of business of all kinds. The fact that employees have a 24-hour opportunity to work wirelessly is an unparalleled success. As compared with the times when employees had only limited work hours to get access to their computers, today the productivity of business affairs has improved to a larger extent. As a result, the benefits and outcomes of business ventures have become much more realistic than they were years ago.
Now, let’s try to concentrate on the advantages and disadvantages of bring-your own-device and bring-your-own beverage cases as compared with those of IT.
First, let’s take the bring-your-own-beverage case. The overall image will be as follows:
- Hosts do not spend much money.
- Each guest gets the opportunity to take his/her beloved beverage with him/her that will be both affordable and preferable.
- The fact that guests can have the beverages that fit their lifestyle and tastes, adds to the overall joy and fun of the party.
- The diversity of beverages brought to the party may cause some problems if they don’t go well with one another.
- Even though the hosts of the party carry no responsibility for the beverages brought, they do bear responsibility for the overall success of the party, and for everything that is going on during the party.
Now, when the whole scene is clear, let’s try to find out how all this is connected with mobile phone management. The thing is that there is much to expect in this regard. Being in an interaction with employees, and have constant control over the whole work process is greatly desirable for all employers. Of course, such opportunity of using one’s own devices to manage such interaction will provide highly productive and effective business management and, therefore, successful results. The important thing to take into account in such cases is to be aware of all the necessary practice and expertise required.
Let’s consider the case when bring-your-own-device is your main strategic clue in your business management. In order to provide a secure protection for your business management, workforce and confidential data or information, you should put the emphasis on the following important steps of business management:
- Work out your business management policy
On the one hand you are the owner of data and information; on the other hand, your employees are the owners of their own devices and have access to your data and information. So, you get down to facing the risks of BYOD. Thus, you need to develop a proper plan that will protect you against such risks. Moreover, such risk-oriented plan should embrace all the points concerning support and maintenance, upgrading and securing business management standards, and also the steps to be taken in case a device is lost.
- Create your own devices
Creation and delivery of your enterprise applications is rather significant if you wish to set up firm bases for your business control and decisions. The existence of your own mobile applications will provide a proper and secure access to all data and information, and interaction with any other applications wherever and whenever you wish.
- Create a platform in accord with the diversity of systems and application
If you follow the strategy of BYOD, your employees will bring their own mobile applications – Blackberry, Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile apps, etc. This will result in a diversity of operating systems and support levels for mobile devices. Thus, you should be ready for all of them! For this, you should have an appropriate platform enabling you to deal with any kind of device, mobile software and hardware. It’s not surprising then, that such platforms play a crucial role in business management and decision making affairs.