“BYOD” Bring Your own Device. A great idea that can easily turn messy. Biztech has introduced the BYOD: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly infographic asking you to answer 6 easy but important questions before you launch into a BYOD situation.
If your company is considering allowing employees to bring their own devices to work, make sure you have a game plan in place.
BYOD has freed up many enterprises from the responsibility of exclusively purchasing and maintaining computing devices, such as notebooks, tablets and smartphones, but companies still need to have policies set in place to make things work.
BizTech magazine has put together an infographic that highlights six core questions every company should consider before moving forward with BYOD:
- Who buys the devices?
- What’s the right policy?
- What’s the employee’s role?
- What’s the impact on IT?
- How do we tackle security?
- How about apps?
For each of these questions, we’ve outlined a good answer, which we’d advise you to follow; a bad answer, which probably isn’t the best way to handle things; and an ugly answer, which should be avoided at all costs. Hopefully, this will help your company remain on the pleasant side of this growing workplace trend.
The organization in this design is really well done. After explaining the concept of BYOD, the infographic walks the reader through six questions and provides some stats and information about each aspect. The text is short, the illustrations are relevant and entertaining and the information is valuable to companies.
One of the data visualizations is hard for the readers to understand. Highlighting 72% of employers as six people icons is very odd (Use 10 icons for percentages), but then they correctly used 10 icons when visualization 70% of Cisco employees. At the bottom of the infographic image, it’s missing a URL to the original infographic landing lage, and a copyright statement.
Thanks to Ricky for sending in the link!