The growing use of bring your own device (BYOD) to work among businesses – worldwide – can be achieved more easily with a new Telesoft managed mobility solution. The new offering, an updated Telesoft Mobility Portal, allows for an upgraded user interface so businesses can add, change or disconnect activity for mobile devices.
Telesoft focuses on fixed and mobile Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and services – and BYOD is an important element.
“BYOD is the hot topic in enterprise mobility at the moment and while we have always supported individual liable devices, we wanted to further enhance our software to make it easier than ever for enterprise end users," Thierry Zerbib, CEO of Telesoft, said in a company statement. "While end users certainly benefit from this new release, enterprise mobile program managers now have access to even more reporting features to drive down expenses in any type of mobile program.”
With the new offering, businesses or other organizations can do a better job to compare mobile procurement, manage expenses or view usage. Some of the features include: PCI-compliant credit card processing, mobile policy enforcement for devices and plans, MDM integration and stipend payments for employees involved in BYOD.
"Our redesigned mobility portal adds another dimension to our product set of fully integrated fixed and mobile …TEM solutions," Zerbib added. "We're looking forward to deploying these new features to our clients, and further developing the portal to address additional pain points around enterprise mobility management."
BYOD provides many benefits, such as allowing more flexibility when it comes to mobile workforces, providing increased employee satisfaction and lowering costs for businesses. Also, BYOD is clearly becoming more prevalent. It was predicted that by the end of the current year, 62 percent of companies – included in a global survey – will have BYOD policies in place, according to TechRepublic.
In addition, by 2017 half of employers will require workers to supply their own devices – such as tablets or smartphones – for the workplace, Gartner predicted. On the other hand, 38 percent of companies included in a global survey said they will no longer provide devices to their employees by 2016.
As of earlier this year, Gartner found BYOD is occurring most frequently at medium-size or large organizations ($500 million to $5 billion in annual revenue, with 2,500 to 5,000 employees). Businesses in the United States are twice as likely to allow BYOD as those in Europe, where BYOD has the lowest adoption of all the areas surveyed. Employees in Brazil, China or India are the most likely to be using a personal device, typically a standard mobile phone, at work, Gartner said.
Edited by Cassandra Tucker