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Turnkey VoIP Services: Should Every Business Have a BYOD Plan?

Posted by Chris Griffith on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 08:54 AM

Turnkey VoIP Because the arrival of turnkey VoIP telephone services (and all that it brings with it) is so new to the small and medium-sized business communication world, there are still a lot of things that need to be worked out. Although the thousands of businesses that have been currently signing up to receive VoIP high-tech telephony services are happy with the many benefits that they are now receiving with this new high-tech business communication system, they know that there are still some things that are rather new that are going to need to be figured out. And considering themselves to be pioneers in the telecommunications field, they're okay with that.

One of these things that need to be figured out is in regards to employees who bring their own personal devices to work (purely for working purposes). BYOD, otherwise known as Bring Your Own Device, is something that's quite common in the business world nowadays due to the fact that the high majority of people own at least one personal device. Because personal devices can provide so many benefits to the owner, more and more employees are now taking them to be utilized when at work.

Should Every Business Make a BYOD Plan?

BYOD refers to an employee bringing and using their own personal devices at work. This includes Smartphones, laptops, networks and more. Although at first glance this seems to be a win-win situation for both employee and employer, there are some issues that need to be figured out when an employee brings their personal device to be used at work.

One of the main reasons employees want to use their own devices when at work is because they're already familiar with the device. This makes it easy for them to incorporate and accordingly use any new work programs that can be downloaded onto their personal device. Although this may be very convenient for employees, and employers, the topic of security comes up when a variety of personal devices are brought in to be used in a place of business.

One of the main reasons why every business should have a BYOD plan in place is to make sure that every single personal device used by employees is protected against any outside threats. There are a variety of precautions that can be taken, including password protection and the ability to erase the data remotely if necessary.

Turnkey VoIP Services

Turnkey VoIP services are finally affordable making it so that any business that couldn’t previously afford to integrate this high-tech business communication system into their company can now do so. The many benefits received when using a VoIP telephone system are well worth the time it takes to perform the necessary research in order to find out which of the many features available are going to best help a company reach its goals.

BYOD and VoIP

When a business signs up to receive high-tech VoIP telephony services, they are able to sign up for specific services that support putting a BYOD plan in place. Because there's a lot of technical configurations that need to be performed, it's a good idea to choose a VoIP service provider who knows everything there is to know about high-tech VoIP telephony services.

Not every business is going to want to incorporate a BYOD plan into their company, and that's okay. A BYOD plan is going to work best for companies who employ a lot of tecchie-type people, or one that has a number of employees who are often out of the office making it highly beneficial for them to have a device so they can stay connected to work. If you have any specific questions about employees who are using their personal devices with a new VoIP telephone system, then be sure to contact us today.

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