There is however a very good reason to adopt BYOD and make it an officially supported policy: There is great savings associated – up to 44% on End-User computing – when doing so. Not only is it reducing IT costs, it also increases flexibility and productivity. Users can just take their devices of choice: an Apple Mac, a Chromebook,… Some businesses decide to sponsor their employees for the purchase of a computer. Still in this case, the financial benefits can be considerable.
In an Awingu analysis, we compared adopting BYOD vs. a classic scenario where the company buys and manages laptops with VPN for remote access. The study shows you can reduce TCO with 44%.
A study performed by Awingu shows that combining Awingu and a sensible BYOD policy can save you up to 45% in end-user computing costs. Even if BYOD is not your default policy for all employees, it’s worth investigating what user-groups can be equipped productively.
BYOD can be your default strategy and can apply to all businesses. In fact, we have observiced that many scale-up businesses apply a BYOD principle as they rely soly on SaaS services.
But also for larger businesses, or business with a ‘legacy’ can BYOD be an option. The following user-groups are typical candidates:
Awingu was built with the idea that users needed to access company files, applications and desktops on any device, including these that are not managed or owned by IT departments. Awingu delivers this remote access in a secure and compliant way by making any type of app/desktop available in the browser.
BYOD or ‘bring your own device’ is a trend that has been on the rise for the past decade. Many companies have either fully deployed their BYOD strategy or are investigating how to loosen their policies to enable their workforce to work from anywhere, on any device – even if it’s not one that is managed by the company.
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