Bring-your-own-device¬†(BYOD) policies are set by business owners to allow employees to use their personal smartphones, laptops, and tablets for work. A BYOD policy can help set a startup or small business up for success, but there are significant downsides to consider. If you’re thinking about implementing a BYOD policy, it’s a good idea to research on the pros and cons before making your decision.

Pros

  • Saves money on devices
  • No learning curve for employees
  • May improvement of employee morale
  • always up-to-date tech due to personal upgrades

Cons

  • There is complex IT support for unknown devices
  • Higher security risks
  • No real control over devices
  • Less employee and company privacy
  • Some employees may need devices
Should my business implement BYOD policy