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The most basic principle of a good BYOD policy is security and central management of your business’s assets. Cloud-based technology offers the best in both. With an active-directory approach, the employer or CIO uses software to manage employee access to the company network through their devices. Contrarily, an application-based approach to MDM management brings to mind the "there's an app for that" mentality. It is important to review the pros and cons of both methods prior to deciding which BYOD solution is right for your business.
In an active-directory solution, access is granted to employee devices based on permission-based security. Centralized management software allows the employer to assign permissions to each user name, defining which files and applications the employee can access, read, and download. Each user has unique credentials within the active directory, allowing the business to monitor activity on the network.
In an application-based BYOD solution, the user downloads a secure application onto their device which allows them to access company applications remotely. The application secures and monitors the user’s activity.
The major con of this solution is that the applications require some end-user technical training. Like any new software, your company may experience a small transitional period while your employees learn to regularly use secure mobile applications correctly.
BYOD is the next big move in facilitating employee productivity and satisfaction. Find out the best way to leverage it today by contacting a certified consultant at Centre Technologies.
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