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BYOD

The benefits of professional firms allowing partners & staff to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), being smart-phones and tablets, into the firm are significantly outweighing risk. It is not difficult to manage risk. Think about it.

The benefits of professional firms allowing partners & staff to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), being smart-phones and tablets, into the firm are significantly outweighing risk. It is not difficult to manage risk. Think about it.

Research undertaken by VMware showed that 39% of employees would consider moving to another firm if they were not allowed to use their mobile devices for work. Hard to comprehend I know. The savings for practices on buying devices, improvements in productivity gains and staff satisfaction are ever increasing in the annual polls so as a firm you can’t ignore the growing trend. The biggest concerns for the firm according to Crowd Research 2016 are security and employee privacy.

The biggest concerns for employees are their firm:
  • 1. Accessing personal data
  • 2. Wiping personal data
  • 3. Tracking their location
  • 4. Device performance
  • 5. Battery Consumption

As number 3 could be done by them having a firms device and number 4 and 5 could easily be reassured, it is just 1 & 2 that need to be seriously addressed.

Staff and partners all work on personal devices whether they belong to the firm or not. Research by Trackvia revealed almost 70% of staff under the age of 40 admit to breaching IT policies and using apps not sanctioned by their firm, be it on own devices or the firms.

So it is clear that mobile device security is key, whether it be staffs devices or the firms devices. Mobiles and tablets owned by the firm have basic safeguards available in the event of loss, staffs own ones will have less. As their devices must register to connect to your firm, this is where extremely robust authentication can be created, but simple for users.

Matrix247 are experts in mobile device security. We supply thousands of connections to professional firms.

“Whether dealing with the MD, engineers or customer service, the experience in constant. There is obviously a culture at Matrix247 of being interested in their customers and wanting to deliver great customer service. They have been a pleasure to deal with. Matrix247 are, without doubt, the best company we deal with.”

Scott Harding:
Poole Alcock Solicitors


“At a time of increasing customer expectation, Matrix247 have given us a mobiles solution that enables seamless customer-focused call handling, giving the firm a real competitive advantage. And we’re saving money in the process!”

Steve Harvey
Hillyer McKeown Solicitors
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