All you need to know on BYOD in the meeting room

Is BYOD still a thing? BYOD or Bring Your Own Device has become common practise in many enterprises, small or large nowadays. Over 80% of businesses are encouraging the BYOD trend. And COVID-19 has catapulted BYOD into a regular work mode in most firms in 2021.

Still unsure if BYOD is something for your company? Did you know that enabling BYOD in your meeting rooms and video conferencing rooms can boost your workforce's engagement and productivity? And, eventually boost your business outcomes?

What is BYOD?

BYOD is the acronym of Bring Your Own Device. Employees bring their personal device on the workfloor and use it for business purposes. The device can be a phone, wearable, tablet or laptop. People prefer to work with their personal device because working on these is more natural and familiar. People tend to avoid equipment that they do not understand or find difficult to operate. Personal tech devices are often more advanced and of higher quality than what organizations usually provide.

It's a company's own choice to install BYOD as an official enterprise policy or leave it as an informal practise by employees.

And how is BYOD different from BYOM or BYOA?

BYOM is another acronym, that takes BYOD one step further into hybrid and video meeting. Bring Your Own Meeting enables people to not only work on their own device, but actually allows them to host video meetings from their own device. Using their preferred UC&C solution and benefitting from the AV setup of the room they are in. Read more  

With BYOA or Bring Your Own App employees bring their own third-party cloud application services on their personal devices into the workplace. Just think of popular consumer apps like Dropbox, Google Docs,... Employees prefer these intuitive, straightforward solutions for business as well, although security might be a challenge here.

What are the benefits of enabling BYOD in the meeting room?

Collaborate with ease and higher engagement

BYOD gives your workforce the flexibility and mobility they need to keep the work-life balance. They work from anywhere, anytime and with their own devices. Introducing a company policy can be useful to protect both employee and business.

Empower your employees

Sharing content and presenting from your own device is far more efficient. The satisfaction of working independently and not having to rely on IT or complex tech solutions makes workforce happy and productive.

Save on IT costs & management for business-owned devices

You save time and budget, not investing and managing a large amount of business-owned devices. However, you do need to enable personal devices on your premises and be aware of security and data protection challenges for both network and devices.

Read more on security in meetings

Introducing wireless BYOD in the meeting room or videoconference room

Bringing different devices with different operating systems into the meeting room can be a challenge, especially when it comes to compatibility with existing room displays, AV setups etc. Wireless presentation and conferencing solutions take away many of the hassles users can experience when they want to use their own device in the meeting. Whether you are using a Windows pc or a Mac, and iPhone or Android mobile phone, an iPad or other tablet.  

    No more struggles with wires, configurations and connectors to connect to the room display. 

     You can just walk into the room, connect to the room devices and get to work in an instant. It's plug and play. 

     With ClickShare, secure & wireless collaboration solutions, you simply plug in the Button or install the App, within 7 seconds you are ready to start sharing, collaborating, conferencing. 

And yes, screen mirroring is also an option, ClickShare offers the full BYOD meeting experience.

A completely wireless solution

ClickShare meeting room
Traditional meeting room

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