There is no denying that today’s world is heavily connected – almost everyone has some form of internet-connected device, be it a phone, laptop or tablet. Dell’s newest campaign for workplace innovation drives to increase productivity from this connectivity.
Dubbed the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campaign, the company aims to enlighten businesses across the world on how using a device from home not only increases productivity, but also wants to demonstrate the scheme’s potential in improving working life for all. Dell quotes that BYOD could extend productivity hours by 460 a year per employee, as the scheme would allow each employee to bring their projects home in addition to developing them in the workplace.
However, embracing a BYOD scheme does not come without its risks. Of course, by allowing your employees to bring their own devices into the workplace, you could open up your business to potential dangers. For example, computers infected with malware could cause huge amounts of damage if your network is not sufficiently protected. Dell has further encouraged businesses to take up BYOD by providing ways to guard against these dangers. Dell is launching Mobility Solutions, which, according to the company will allow businesses to “welcome employee-owned devices in the workplace without putting company data at risk”.
Previously, companies would secure their networks by providing devices for their employees to use, controlling what these devices could access and regularly checking them for harmful data. Dell’s Mobility Solutions will allow devices into business networks securely, where protected resources can be accessed to aid with business tasks. This means a great change for businesses that formerly provided working devices – rather than paying for these devices to be provided, employees can bring their devices from home with ease.
Dell’s Mobility Solutions will also provide “complete endpoint protection, secures company and customer data, and supports the system disk and external media”. This means while there will be many devices accessing potentially sensitive business data including customer information, this can all be securely held, with no risk of this data being accidentally leaked or lost. Loss of data can be a real headache for many businesses, so this protection will prove invaluable to those using BYOD in the workplace.
The company also wants to improve the way that devices function while being used in the workplace – Mobility Solutions provides Desktop Virtualization, which allows connected computer devices such as laptops to sync with company services and receive a workplace version of system OS, files and media straight from the cloud. Employees can then get on with their work as if they were using an office desktop. This data is kept on secure servers, so business information is not vulnerable.
Dell have created a brand-new infographic which is called Bring Your Own Device Derek, which explains the BYOD concept in more detail.
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