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Is BYOD Right For You? Take the Quiz and Find Out

By Katie Simpson on May 28, 2014
Tags: GoCanvas Marketing, Tech News

Ever wondered if a BYOD policy is right for your business? BYOD is buzzing around the internet as an amazing policy and one fraught with risks, depending on who you ask. At GoCanvas, we've found it to be a great policy, depending on your needs. So get out a pen and a piece of paper and write down your answers. Compare your answers with ou answer key at the end to find out where you stand. Within 5 minutes you'll know if BYOD can work for your business. 

Questions:

1. How important is standardized security to you?

a. Very
b. Somewhat important
c. Somewhat not important
d. Not at all

2. Do you or your employees work in extreme temperature (below 32 F or above 95 F)

a. Always
b. Often
c. Sometimes
d. Rarely
e. Never

3. How much are you willing to invest in hardware costs?

a. Very much
b. Somewhat
c. Not much
d. Not at all

4. How much are you willing to invest in support costs?

a. Very much
b. Somewhat
c. Not much
d. Not at all

5. How concerned are you about legal liability?

a. Very much
b. Somewhat
c. Not much
d. Not at all

6. How important is ease of use to you?

a. Very much
b. Somewhat
c. Not much
d. Not at all

7. Do your workers need long lasting battery performance? (i.e. 5-8 hours of continual use)

a. Yes
b. No

8. Can employees legally work after hours?

a. Yes
b. No

Answer Key:

1.  a. 1
     b. 2
     c. 3
    d. 4

2. a. 5
    b. 4
    c. 3
    d. 2
    e. 1

3. a. 4
    b. 3
    c. 2
    d. 1

4. a. 1
    b. 2
    c. 3   
    d. 4 

5. a. 4
    b. 3
    c. 2
    d. 1 

6. a. 1
    b. 2

    c. 3

    d. 4 

7. a. 2
    b. 1 

8. a. 1
    b. 2

29-22 No You Can’t

Perhaps you’re concerned about security, or maybe your employees work in extreme environments. But your answers show you have needs a consumer smartphone can’t handle. Your best bet is to look at ruggedized or semi-rugged phones. They carry an initially heavier price tag, but you’ll save money down the road. 

16-21 You Need to Make Some Decisions

You’re on the fence. Some of your needs go beyond what a consumer smartphone can handle. Take a look at your business and decide what you do and don’t need. You may find that a consumer device with a protective case can do the trick, or perhaps a semi-rugged device.

8-15 Yes You Can

You may have mobile workers, but nothing that they do would prevent them from using a consumer phone. You’ll get lower cost devices and all the functionality your business needs. 

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