The most obvious reason for you to consider BYOD is cost-advantage. BYOD can serve as a cost-saving tool for SMBs who operate mostly under stringent budget, and cannot afford a new smartphone for every employee in the company. As employees get their own devices such as tablets and smartphones to access their work e-mail, applications and data, BYOD saves you from making a big investment in supplying employees with devices.
The other benefit of BYOD is worker satisfaction. As employees are bringing their own devices to work, their personal apps reside next to their work related ones, providing a certain level of comfort. Also they are much more familiar with their devices, which make them easier to use. Also, as they can use the devices on the move, this flexible model leads to increased job satisfaction and is a way to keep employees happy while cutting costs.
BYOD also leads to increased levels of operational efficiency that companies are seeking in an increasingly complex and demanding business landscape. A Cisco study on BYOD and employee behaviour noted that the cost benefits may be one of the parameters, but SME decision makers have often stated that BYOD as a trend can boost employee productivity, mainly because employees are using their known and preferred devices and have a certain level of control over its features.
Better Work-life balance and productivity
Finally, with the flexible working style increased work satisfaction it offers, a BYOD model can help your employees achieve a better work-life balance.
In other words, BYOD allows users to be comfortable with their technology of choice while providing significant productivity. As the modern workforce in the SMEs are often found to be younger and tech-savvy, it makes good sense to allow employees to bring this trend, while ensuring that the security is not compromised and information is not leaked.