It all started out innocently enough: Think of a frugal party host trying to save on libations. As mass adoption of smart devices became a cultural phenomenon, people began using personal mobile technology in their work environments and “bring your own device” (BYOD) was born.
The BYOD acronym is a legitimate byproduct of the consumerization of IT, which is a complicated issue, particularly for actual IT professionals. Now the BYO-canon is assimilating the cloud.
Is BYOC the next big thing? Cloud networks offer us many modern conveniences: music, apps, CRM, storage and phone systems. These networks work remarkably well when managed by qualified personnel. The tricky part, then, is striking a balance between a well-managed and controlled network and employing services that are pleasant for end users.
Companies that gather resources into a smaller number of cloud services have the most regulatory capabilities. The RingCentral cloud phone system, which includes access to Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Salesforce.com and Microsoft applications, offers an example of how cloud services enable employees to work how they want. The administrator is the gatekeeper of the service, so employees have the freedom to work the way they like. The good news is that ultimately the system and data is available at the discretion of the company, a practical solution as we move into the age of BYOE, or bring your own everything.
Learn about RingCentral cloud phone solution: a complete communication service with rich feature set, integrations, mobile app that’s easy to use and manage.