The Importance of a BYOD Policy For Working Remote


Before the pandemic changed the way we conducted business, many bring your own device policies didn’t take into consideration an organization’s entire workforce running operations from the comfort of their homes. Now that remote work is here to stay in some way, shape or form for most organizations, is it time to overhaul your BYOD policy?

An overhaul may be too much, based on the results of a recent survey. However, if you still don’t have a BYOD policy in place at this point, you’re way behind industry standards.

According to a recent report from ManageEngine, when asked if their BYOD policy has held up after the initial impact of COVID-19, 38 percent of IT professionals responded positively. The report, State of ITSM in the COVID-19 Pandemic, is based on a survey of 519 professionals. The survey determined that remote work has not negatively impacted IT service  management on the whole.

About half of the respondents said they had a BYOD policy before the COVID-19 pandemic began, and 38 percent of those stated it held up well, compared to 11 percent who said it did not. Also, 20 percent of respondents admitted they did not have a BYOD policy, but the pandemic is likely going to expedite the process of creating one.

Remote work is here to stay, so your BYOD policy should reflect that. If you need help developing a BYOD policy or making sure your network is safe as your employees work remotely, contact 2W Tech today. We are a technology service provider specialize in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We can help secure devices owned by your organization, as well as personal devices employees intend to connect to your network to keep your operations running smoothly.

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