What is BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)?
‘Bring Your Own Device’ refers to the practice of making the employees use their personal devices for company purposes. There are several advantages as well as disadvantages to having BYOD.
The advantages for the employer not training a new employee as well as cost savings in terms of hardware. Meanwhile, for the employee, the advantages include flexibility of working from anywhere as well as fewer devices to take care of.
The disadvantages for the employer include providing compatible software and security for a wide range of employee devices as well as a lack of any kind of control over the devices. For the employee, its disadvantages include increased strain on maintaining and updating the employer’s software as well as maintaining the security and integrity of the official data.