The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has taken the education market by storm over the past couple of years, largely due to the numerous advantages it offers schools. However, there are several factors that need to be considered in any successful BYOD plan.
While the mix of devices in your BYOD plan can present some interesting challenges, you must also give thought to the many procedures and processes that go into creating a successful BYOD program. From insurance to purchasing, there is plenty to consider, which is why working with an experienced partner like CompNow can make or break your BYOD program.
Mobile Device Management
Otherwise known as MDM, mobile device management is crucial if you are going to allow staff, students and teachers to use their own devices in your school. All of the devices in your network, whether they are tablets, smartphones or some other technology, will need some level of management to ensure they comply with privacy and security regulations.
A good MDM system should be able to monitor, manage and support all your mobile devices. CompNow understands that not every school’s MDM requirements are the same and can provide a tailored management system to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the needs of your school are being met fully.
From purchasing devices and software through to accessories, it is likely that you have used some sort of purchasing process in the past. CompNow provides a single, easy-to-use platform through which to complete these transactions, which removes some of the pressure and ensures payments are completed in a safe and secure way. With your staff and students using everything from laptops to iPads, it can give peace of mind to know they are all accessing the same system.
A purchasing portal that is both managed and hosted by CompNow gives you control over your business operations, while offering a quick and easy way of ensuring transactions are completed.
Making sure devices are adequately protected while on your premises is perhaps one of the more challenging aspects of a BYOD program. CompNow offers insurance that not only covers devices while they are on your premises, but also provides worldwide cover as well as full theft protection, which means you and your devices are covered not just for burglary, but any other incident that may see them stolen.
Accidental damage and fire also come as standard in the policy, so you can rest assured that staff and student devices are fully protected when you choose to follow the BYOD trend.
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