Innovations by Good Technology and AT&T aim to optimize the BYOD strategy

January 30, 2015

As cloud computing gradually becomes a more central part of business operations across the globe, chief executives are aiming to streamline their daily routine with the help of other emerging technologies.

Few trends are hotter in global commerce than BYOD, which can provide a company with a wide range of advantages. Whether an employee is in the office, at home or on the road, the BYOD strategy is very compatible with the contemporary digital workplace.

Employers support the trend because it can untether their employees from a specific location, encouraging greater flexibility in the work day. They can also save plenty of money by cutting the regular expenses of corporate infrastructure and opting instead for a split-bill solution with their workers.

Employees also seem to prefer a BYOD workplace. Most of them would rather use their own devices instead of products that were given to them by an IT manager. They have a greater comfort with their devices, which can boost productivity and performance.

Tech engineers have recognized the burgeoning trend of BYOD and have responded accordingly. Many different software solutions companies are unveiling new innovations that can help optimize the BYOD experience.

Good Technology allows employees to separate work and personal data
Good Technology recently released Good Work with Data, a system that allows users to split up corporate email, calendar and contacts from personal information. Ravi Waran, the chief information officer at Albemarle, a chemicals company, praised the data plan and said that his business is expanding its BYOD strategy.

“The [enterprise mobility market] is quickly evolving to be defined by enterprise access management and control of data across all devices, including [Internet of Things],” said Chris Hazelton, research director of 451 Group. “The ability to monitor and control data across all the devices in the hands of employees will be increasingly important – including the ability to define the service costs associated with work on personal devices in BYOD environments.”

AT&T unveils comprehensive array of BYOD options
The new AT&T Work Platform encourages a BYOD strategy by letting businesses add data, voice and messaging services to several different kinds of mobile enterprise management options. The technology also allows companies to separate employee and company bills.

“Since BYOD first emerged, billing has been challenging,” said Abhi Ingle, senior vice president of Big Data and Advanced Solutions for AT&T. “Today, employees have to deal with lengthy expense reports or foot the bill, and enterprises sometimes overpay for the business use on a wireless bill or lose employee productivity.”