In the realm of technology, readiness is extremely significant. Being the first to maximize the most promising and popular trends gives you ample amount of time to execute and master them.

Rapid advances in technology have given rise to radical new ways of working these days, one of them being 'Bring Your Own Device'(BYOD). It has gained tremendous traction as more and more employees are demanding work related access from mobile and other handheld devices.

As per industry analysts, the connection between elastic cloud computing services and extensively available, highly advanced smartphones and tablets is the reason behind emergence of BYOD trend.

Undoubtedly, BYOD and cloud computing together have brought in sea change in the ways we use technology in our workplaces. Some of the businesses in India have embraced the BYOD fad, while some are still taking it as much of hype than substance. Near about 60% of businesses are currently using a BYOD model and analysts expect that number will rise up to 90 percent globally by 2014.

Let's have closer look at how organizations can maximize their business value by using BYOD with cloud computing:

Cloud Computing will reinforce the BYOD Security aspects: Security is one of the major apprehensions that every organizations around the world have about the BYOD model. What if any employee's device falls into wrong hands? This question sends jitters to employers that their corporate sensitive information will be misused. Cloud computing can assuage this apprehension simply by making sensitive corporate data much more secure. With the increase of laptops and smartphones usage in the workplace, conventional and mobile cloud computing are the most apparent solutions. These services ensure that all storage and data processing happens outside the mobile devices. Since the information is not stored on any employee's device, corporate documents are completely out of harm's reach. Moreover, by installing proper antivirus and malware protection, businesses can give up some of the control with BYOD model. Fortunately, this can also be taken care with cloud computing. With mobile device management tools, it becomes easy to secure devices from external threats by using a cloud environment from a central location. This tool actually enables the employers to remotely wipe out the stolen devices to ensure sensitive information can't be accessed by any outsider.

Cloud Computing Enhances BYOD Work: When employees make use of devices sanctioned by company, in those scenarios, life becomes bit easier for businesses. As they know that fact that their employees computers will be exactly where they left them at the end of the day before leaving for home. In such cases, there will no chances of any employee forgetting to bring their laptop, or it getting stolen while on way. Despite these concerns, it seems that BYOD model is here to stay for long. Employees love using their own computers and smartphones, and more happy your employee is more productive they will be. Cloud computing can aid workplaces in tackling with these potential disruptions. If an employee's device is either lost or becomes inoperable, they can simply start working on a different system. With all mission critical data stored on the cloud, this whole process becomes seamless.

BYOD and Cloud computing slashes down cost: Both BYOD and cloud computing provisions have the potential to reduce down CAPEX to a great extent. When both systems are collaborated, the savings to businesses are truly amazing. Hence, it is clear that BYOD saves a company spending huge capital on purchase of employee devices. The savings will carry on as the company is no longer required to spend money maintenance and repair of their employee's laptops or smartphones.


Reap maximum benefits of IT consumerization and cloud computing, and enhance your overall business productivity by giving your employees a wider range of choices for compute capability.