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The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has taken the business world by storm over the past couple of years, as organisations realise just how advantageous it can be to their operations.

However, with this trend comes the need for companies to reassess their existing systems and determine whether there are any improvements that can be made.

It’s not just the devices themselves that come with challenges, but also the procedures and processes that a business undergoes to enable BYOD.

From insurance to how your purchasing is carried out, there are plenty of considerations you need to make when the proliferation of devices comes to your organisation.

Mobile device management

Otherwise known as MDM, mobile device management is crucial if you’re going to allow workers to use their own devices in your office environment.

All  of the devices in your network, whether they’re tablets, smartphones or some other technology, will need some level of management to ensure they comply with privacy and security regulations.

A good MDM system should be able to monitor, manage and support all your mobile devices – and there’s simply no substitute for a one-to-one program.

Not every company’s MDM requirements are the same, so knowing you have a tailored management system can give peace of mind that the needs of your organisation are being met fully.

Purchasing portals

With a growing number of organisations using BYOD comes the need for operations to remain streamlined – something that can slip away all too easily when you’re dealing with a growing amount of technology.

No matter what type of organisation you work with, it’s likely that you have undergone some sort of purchasing process.

Having a platform that you can complete these transactions through can take away some of the pressure, as well as ensure payments are completed in a safe and secure way.

This is another example of when you should enlist the help of a customised platform. With your workers using everything from laptops to BYOD iPads, it can give peace of mind to know they’re all accessing the same system.

A purchasing portal that is both managed and hosted by CompNow will give you control over your business operations, while offering a quick and easy way of ensuring transactions are completed.

Insuring devices

BYOD also presents another challenge for businesses – making sure all the devices are adequately protected while on your premises.

Although some of your employees might have home insurance of their own, it’s possible their technology won’t be covered once they take it out of their property.

Mobile equipment therefore needs to be adequately protected while it’s on your premises and the only way to do this is to find a policy that’s tailored to the needs of your business.

CompNow offers insurance that not only covers devices while they’re on your premises, but also provides worldwide cover.

Not only this, full theft protection is provided, which means you and your workers’ devices are covered not just for burglary but any other incident that may see them stolen.

Accidental damage and fire also come as standard in our policy, so you can have peace of mind you’re fully insured when you choose to follow the BYOD trend.

Once a valid claim has been received, a new for old replacement or repair will be carried out so your business can get back up and running sooner rather than later.

The majority of claims are processed within 48 hours and every effort will be made to ensure your processes aren’t slowed down if the worst does happen.

More Information

Download our 1:1 Purchasing Portal information sheet for more information about how your school can streamline your BYOD program.