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Lowering security risks and improving productivity are two benefits of adopting a custom mobile device platform.

Custom Mobile Device: Is it Time to Change Your BYOD Policy?

There has long been a rift between security experts and employees who embrace their personal devices, which can lead to the adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in workplaces. BYOD policies can be tricky because they can be the portal through which cyber criminals access your network. But the discussion on some security teams is turning to custom mobile device policies, which represents a shift in thinking for many organizations.

IT staff encounter many obstacles as they try to manage all the different devices and platforms, whether it’s an Android or Apple device, a Google or a Microsoft mobile piece of equipment. Newer devices have different operating systems than older devices, and it can be difficult to keep up with updates. One employee may access the corporate network with an iPhone, iWatch, or iPad, which can compound security issues. This all leads to a custom mobile device conversation that organizations are forced to have.

Taking the Custom Approach

Custom mobile device hardware has key benefits, such as offering easier support and more control. Because it’s made to your specifications, it meets size and shape requirements, but it also, and perhaps more importantly, functions in a way that matches your unique needs.

In fact, it’s possible to customize many layers of your mobile device, which is not something that’s possible with mass-market devices like iPhones and Android devices. You can even add sensors that would never make their way into mass-produced devices.

Custom mobile device strategies can also offer lower costs at scale because just as you can amend yours with sensors, you can also offload various components that you don’t need, thus lowering the cost.

Are There Disadvantages?

If you’re a smaller organization, the low volume of devices can mean lead to higher costs. Also, if you have custom hardware, you’re going to have to manage that, which can be a hassle if you don’t have the skillset for that on your team.

You also have to consider that anything customized to such a high level means that it’s not going to work for others, so when it comes time to upgrade, you probably won’t be able to resell the devices.

Partner with an Expert

At Safari Solutions, we’re committed to assisting our clients, so if you’re leaning toward implementing a fleet of mobile custom devices, we can help you zero in on what will work for your unique needs. Our technology advisory services are led by a team of highly educated individuals who know tech inside and out. Contact us, and let’s discuss your needs.


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