CYOD – Choose Your Own Device

At DSC-IT we’re the people to talk to if you’re thinking about offering CYOD in your workplace. We’ll help you plan your strategy, discuss what works for your company’s unique needs, and help you select the right hardware.

But what exactly is CYOD?

Despite the unwieldy acronym, CYOD is a simple concept. You are literally letting your employees choose their own device - their own laptop or smartphone - for work. However, that device has been pre-approved by you. You’re bridging the gap between giving your employees the freedom to choose yet you’re still maintaining control over your IT environment.

The difference with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is that instead of staff using their own laptops or handheld devices for work, you get to approve the equipment first.

The benefits of CYOD

  • Create employee satisfaction by letting your staff choose how they want to work and selecting the device which best meets the challenges of their role.
  • Retain control over your IT and your network by only offering company-approved devices that have appropriate security levels and are workplace-configured
  • Save money and increase revenue by enabling helpdesks and customer service departments to work smarter
  • Establish a balance between workplace needs, costs, control and employee productivity and satisfaction

It’s time to find out how your business can make the switch to CYOD. Talk to us!