What is BYOD?: Understanding Bring Your Own Device in the Corporate World
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What is BYOD?: Understanding Bring Your Own Device in the Corporate World

By Jennifer Warren June 21, 2022

Categories: Anywhere Workforce Device Mobility

What is BYOD? The answer is simple. Bring Your Own Device, more commonly referred to as simply BYOD, are device programs that allow employees to use personal devices for business use. Which leads to the bigger question: why BYOD? Companies have many reasons to choose any device program, CPD, BYOD or CYOD among others. So what is BYOD offering that other programs don’t?

What is BYOD today?

But isn’t BYOD dead? Absolutely not. With the continued evolution of work, flexibility and scalability are more important than ever. This has resulted in a resurgence in BYOD programs in the corporate landscape. BYOD programs empower employees by giving them the freedom to choose the tools they’re most comfortable with. This familiarity increases productivity and engagement.

Today’s job market is highly employee-driven. Employees can and do expect a certain level of benefit from their employers. This often includes deciding where and how they work. With BYOD, employees have freedom of choice over preferred technology. They also have an improved digital experience, driving increased talent retention and creative recruiting strategies.

With rapid changes in staffing, the ability to onboard quickly and integrate with current business systems is vital. The BYOD program allows the corporate flexibility needed to scale as needed without the added cost of a corporate-provided program. BYOD is a rapidly growing trend among business leaders seeking a flexible and nimble device program.

How Does it Work?

Once you’ve decided to implement a BYOD program, its success is dependent upon the proper configuration and enforcement of your device policies. This includes deciding which devices you approve for reimbursement based on job role or title, acceptable usage, and payment perimeters. You must also determine how you will effectively communicate and enforce those policies once in place.

A growing number of states have implemented labor laws that require that employees be properly reimbursed for the business use of their personal devices. When it comes to BYOD reimbursement, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. A proper program should address role-based usage and substantiated data to deliver a fair and accurate reimbursement while complying with federal and state labor laws.

Traditional Challenges

BYOD programs have historically been overlooked by IT and finance leaders as cumbersome and time-consuming. Other common challenges include:

But BYOD doesn’t have to be painstaking or overly complicated. In fact, utilizing a streamlined management platform backed by a team of experts can make BYOD virtually effortless.

Benefits of Outsourcing BYOD

Partnering with the appropriate BYOD solution provider can help you navigate the legal requirements and other common challenges associated with BYOD management and reimbursement.

A successful BYOD solution reduces the IT and administrative burden on your internal teams while streamlining the day-to-day management of your devices – giving you the best of BYOD without the headache.

Along with empowering your employees, the Motus platform:

  • Configures to your unique business needs
  • Increases visibility with unified oversight
  • Improves legal compliance
  • Automates processes and integrates with current business systems
  • Provides a fair and accurate data-driven reimbursement

Motus BYOD can operate alongside your current device program in a unified, online platform giving you complete visibility across all devices, whether corporate-provided or personal.

If your company is interested in learning more about how we can help you streamline or implement your BYOD or hybrid program, we’re happy to help.

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