eBook: The lost piece of the BYOD puzzle

If you are considering, or implementing, a bring-your- own-device (BYOD) strategy then the chances are you are already very well aware of the potential benefits. BYOD gives your people simplicity and freedom to choose how they want to communicate.

It is handy because workers no longer have to juggle personal
and work devices. If they are happy using their own handsets for work then you don’t have the hassle and expense of having to buy, provision and maintain a corporate device.

Naturally there have been security and compliance concerns around BYOD, but these largely appear to have been ironed out. BYOD is taking a hold even in data security-conscious sectors such as healthcare, legal and banking.

Thus it’s natural for your organisation to consider BYOD as well. On the surface, it seems to have a lot to offer. But there is still one piece of the puzzle that is missing: voice. Nobody likes to use their personal mobile for business calls.

And splitting out work-related and personal calls is a pain for workers who need to file expenses claims. Whoever the job falls to, the administrative burden is significant.

That’s a problem if you’ve just made a decision to adopt BYOD across your business. Ideally, you would want to have a way to easily run work and personal voice calls off a single device, yet keep the services separate.