Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
Based on new industry information, Grudi Associates is advising businesses to give careful consideration to all the benefits, risks and other concerns before adopting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work policy. The telecom and IT firm warns that security issues, unseen expenses and control issues can more than mitigate direct savings.
"It is easy to understand why the BYOD concept would have a lot of appeal to cost-conscious occupants of the C-suite, but there is more to the story than is apparent on the surface," says Walt Grudi, President of Grudi Associates, a leading provider of telecom and IT services in Central PA and beyond. “There are real concerns in a variety of areas from security and indirect costs to ownership and access rights that are making prudent business leaders take a careful look before leaping."
BYOD, which stands for Bring You Own Device to work, allows employees to use their own mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks, etc., to do company business, connect with its networks, access its data and more. Permitting workers to use devices they own can save the company money. However, Grudi Associates is advising businesses to take a second look, based on new industry information.
"There is growing evidence that BYOD is not for everyone," continues Grudi. "And there is an important difference between policies that permit employees to use their devices for work (while still supplying company-owned devices) and policies that require workers to exclusively use their own smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc. We've found that BYOD-only policies, which are more extreme, can be much more difficult to address."
The Pros of BYOD
The Cons of BYOD
Grudi says, "Our best advice is that 'If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.' BYOD may be right for some, but the exaggerated cost savings, security concerns, compliance issues and other pitfalls are very real. Making an informed decision takes information and careful consideration. Do your homework or get expert help."
Read Grudi Associates’ article: BYOD ASAP? Not So Fast.
Subscribe to Telecom & IT Updates, a monthly bulletin.
Read Grudi Associates' Telecom & IT Blog
About Grudi Associates: Grudi Associates provides a broad range of telecom and IT services that help businesses and organizations connect and communicate more effectively. Through strategic partnerships with national and regional providers, Grudi Associates delivers innovative and cost-saving wireless, data, Internet, local and long distance, telecom management and hosted solutions. By providing its customers with a single point of contact for virtually any need, Grudi Associates delivers innovative solutions and simplified telecommunications.