BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), that is, “bring your own device”, is a trend that is becoming more and more accepted by various companies around the world, thanks to the many advantages it offers.
One of its benefits is that it allows employees to take the device of their preference to their place of work, which generates savings in infrastructure for companies, as well as specific advantages in improving the comfort of their employees. Below, we list all the advantages:
1. Reduce the Capex
Each team that an employee carries is one less investment for the company, which can allocate those resources to other important areas for the consolidation of a good BYOD strategy, for example, the construction of a robust and secure internal network that supports the communication of all devices.
2. Reduce the Opex
Under the scheme of licensed programs, companies must invest large amounts of money to keep their equipment updated with the latest software version. With BYOD, this responsibility passes to users, although this may vary, depending on the policies of each company.
3. Reduce equipment maintenance and update costs
As in the previous examples, the user’s equipment is his responsibility, consequently, in case of being obsolete or needing preventive maintenance, all these expenses must also be borne by the owner, who has the freedom to decide when, where and how he wants to do them.
4. Reduce inventory losses
A team with serious faults translates into losses for the company, since it must disburse capital to repair it or acquire another if necessary, however, this is the responsibility of the user in BYOD environments, since the device belongs to him, something that indirectly also encourages him to take care of him even more.
5. Improves employee productivity
Finally, it should be mentioned that employees work better with equipment that they chose because of the characteristics that adapt to their style, for example, someone who uses design programs can be frustrated when using equipment with a low-end processor and without a card. graphical, while who uses multiple programs at the same time, can choose a device with a greater RAM that allows you to optimally use your applications.