The life sciences industry constantly produces cutting-edge, innovative solutions to help patients live longer, healthier lives. But when it comes to mobile technologies (a cutting-edge field in and of itself), life sciences firms still struggle with the same issues as other companies that aren’t as innovative. Mobile devices present opportunities as well as challenges. Certain mobile technology policies will work better than others. This post discusses the benefits, risks and challenges, and best practices of choose-your-own device (CYOD).
Bringing your own device (BYOD) to work has become commonplace in virtually every field and industry, and life sciences is no exception. For employees, BYOD is enormously freeing – they can use the devices they want when they want them. For IT departments and companies, BYOD can be a nightmare. There are significant security concerns and compliance issues to navigate regarding mobility. Read on to learn how life science firms can balance the benefits of BYOD with the risks and challenges through best practices.
If you do an online search for the term “BYOD,” you’ll get two types of results. The first category will talk about how wonderful BYOD is, while the second will bemoan the security risk and burden BYOD creates for companies. BYOD is neither wholly good nor absolutely terrible – the reality is a bit more complex. Read on to learn about the benefits, risks, and best practices associated with BYOD.