BYOD is Changing the Business World and RapidScale is Helping
With the rapid increase of personalized technology use, a phenomenon is occurring in the workplace that is changing the way people work. This is BYOD, or “bring your own device,” a policy that permits employees to use their personal computing devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, to access company information and applications. BYOD is growing in popularity because it provides multiple benefits to businesses and freedoms to users. RapidScale can help companies implement this policy while still having confidence in the security of private information.
Increased Productivity and Innovation
Through the use of personal devices used to be seen as a distraction in the workplace, it is actually boosting the productivity of employees. The flexibility of BYOD allows users to access business applications and information needed to work from anywhere, on the personal device of their choosing. This means your employees can continue working even when they need to be away from the office-a luxury that wasn’t always possible before.
Happy employees do better work. When your employees work on personal devices, they are more comfortable and become experts in using that device. BYOD improves employee satisfaction, resulting in a more favorable perception of your organization. The people in your office will be using devices that they chose, rather than technology that was chosen for them. This personalization empowers users and utilizes their strengths to better your business.
Though you won’t necessarily see large savings when you implement a BYOD program, it has the potential to save you money. Almost everyone has a personal computing device these days and when your employees switch to using their own devices, you no longer have to pay for additional devices and data services. Though you shouldn’t base your decision solely on anticipated savings, be aware that there is potential to decrease spending.
So where does RapidScale come in?
RapidScale offers solutions that enable you to introduce BYOD efficiently and securely in your business. Our CloudDesktop and CloudOffice are perfect for companies that want to embrace this new way of working.
CloudDesktop virtualizes the user’s desktop, allowing your employees to connect to a fully functioning and familiar environment from any location and device. You can remain focused on your core business while everyone is connected to a virtual workspace that allows for privacy, collaboration and scalability.
CloudOffice is our secure all-in-one solution that combines our four core products and services, including CloudDesktop. This product replaces the physical IT infrastructure and moves everything into the cloud. The environment is controlled, monitored and backed up, and allows businesses to have remote workers that are equally as productive as those in the office. The product supports collaboration and mobile workforces, as well as BYOD.
Though security is often first on the list of concerns when it comes to new technology, our secure solutions will ease your worries. Even with the use of personal devices, your company data resides in a secure data center where it remains safe even if something happens to employee devices. With our solutions, your users can be controlled in a simple admin panel that gives you the ability to secure and manage your users. If a device ends up in the wrong hands, you can wipe the information and maintain control of your data. We also offer government-grade encryption for your virtual desktop, keeping your confidential data safe behind protected walls.
By 2017, half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work, so why wait? Get on board now and begin to improve your business with BYOD.