To start, what exactly does BYOD stand for? BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. By your own device, it refers to your mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, and smartphones. Technology is always updating, changing, and enhancing.
Today, with laptops, smartphones, and tablets, mobile technology continues to be on the rise. Many campuses now allow and often encourage students to bring their own tablets and laptops. Businesses as well have begun letting their employees bring in personal laptops and tablets they can keep separate or use an extra monitor.
Employee Responsiveness and Productivity
Everyone has their own preferences. Some prefer an iOS Apple platform while others prefer Windows. When employees can bring their own device, which they may be much more comfortable with, their quality of work can seriously increase. A 2016 CITO Research study found that 53% of polled workers feel they’re much more productive with their own devices.
Besides this, a BYOD environment allows your employees to have more freedom. This lets your employees see that your company has put trust in them as individual people. With personal devices containing their work, it increases after hours responses.
When it comes to printing, having a print management software can make the printing process much smoother. PaperCut print management software has a mobility print integration, which is a function that does not cost extra or requires you to sign up for a cloud service.
PaperCut MF now even has a G Suite Integration for companies who are Google Users. If Chromebooks are the preferred method for your employees, logging on to print from your Chromebooks is even simpler. All you need is your Google credentials.
One concern, if not the primary concern that prevents companies from going full BYOD in the workplace, is the security factor. With PaperCut MF, users can be authenticated without needing to add the device to the domain. Printing is managed, tracked, and controlled, which also lessens mistakes made like accidentally picking up someone else’s work or forgetting about your print job and leaving it there for someone to see.
For extra security measures, you can set the printer authentication mode by setting it to authenticate per job. Although users will have to re-enter credentials for each print job, it provides extra security for shared devices. PaperCut MF manages security threats by setting rules and regulations. This doesn’t mean your employees won’t have that freedom, it just means there’s extra security for everyone all around. If you’re still not convinced, check out even more reasons to use mobility print.
Having your company turn into a BYOD workplace can be a scary thought. ecoprintQ is here to answer all your questions and ease your mind about BYOD and PaperCutMF’s mobility print. For more information about mobility print and other ways PaperCutMF would be of benefit to your company, give us a call at 800-236-8499 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. ecoprintQ is here to create solutions by bringing you support.