Of course, among the many reasons that businesses love BYOD is that, in theory, having employees bring their own devices should cut back on costs. But the truth is, BYOD isn’t necessarily a cost-efficient policy and, in some cases, even calls for additional investments.
So why is that? BYOD requires significant operational coordination between departments, ranging from IT to HR. This also requires many hours of overhead to configure VPNs and ensure secure installations. IT also then needs to take steps to ensure that company data and access to the network is not spread out over too many consumer devices. And of course, when employees depart an organization, IT must make sure their personal devices are scrubbed of sensitive information and their tunnel into the network is sealed.
This is why, particularly for companies with high-risk profiles, CIOs should consider investing in company-owned mobile devices for employee issuance. Doing so would allow for greater oversight of the entire network and ensure higher security.