Category: Data management
6 August, 2012
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes are not only a cost cutting measure, but they can also give businesses greater control over data management.
Nick Rathod, mobility lead EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) at Shoretel.com, explained that previously businesses would need to purchase hundreds of phones, all with the same network provider.
This meant that they were tied to a company for 12 months, when they may not know where they will be financially that far ahead.
However, BYOD means that businesses can pay a little more to subsidise people's own phones when they buy them.
In this way, firms avoid being stuck with one supplier, but it also means the new personal devices can be set up to make all calls run through the business.
"So if we don't want them to ring 0845 numbers or international, we can go in and restrict that on a time profile. So from nine to five, they can't use that, but after that, they can do as they please because it's their phone bill," he explained.
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Posted by Lucy Hill