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BYOD: 6 Reasons to Give Your Company Its Own App

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According to a survey of 2,000 UK office workers, more than 90 percent of people use their personal devices at work. Allowing your staff to use their own smartphones and tablets can make them happier, more productive, and even reduce business costs. However, there are also potential pitfalls. The lack of control, in particular, makes companies wary. What happens if an employee loses their device? With Netpresenter’s employee app, you can enjoy all the benefits of BYOD without the risk of sensitive company information falling into the wrong hands.

Here are 6 reasons why you should install the Netpresenter employee app and reap all the benefits of BYOD:

1. It keeps your information secure

Security is a major concern for organizations as employees constantly carry access to the company network. The employee app protects your information with military-grade AES-256 encryption. If a device is lost, your data remains secure. Need to grant access to a new employee or block a former one? Comprehensive user management allows for easy management of user accounts via active directory or email verification.

2. It keeps your staff informed

Being outside doesn’t mean being out of touch, especially when your device has the employee app to keep you informed. Whether you’re at your desk or on the go, you receive company news, SharePoint headlines, and other relevant information on your mobile device.

3. It provides emergency notifications

Our news and alert app not only effectively delivers a message but also enhances your emergency protocol. Instantly alert everyone through pop-up notifications when disasters or other unexpected events occur. These targeted alerts provide your staff with concise information about what’s happening and simple instructions on what to do.

4. Make it completely customized

No standard, generic app for you! The employee app can be fully customized to reflect your corporate identity. Use your own custom icon, company logo, fonts, and colors to create an app that is unmistakably yours.

5. No more double work

Save time, money, and effort by repurposing existing content. Information posted on the News & Alert app is automatically pulled from existing internal and external sources. Moreover, updating the content of your app is also fully automated.

6. Boost social interaction

According to a study by the British Centre for Economic Performance, socializing with colleagues is the only thing proven to make you as happy as when you’re not working. Furthermore, social interaction in the workplace is crucial for boosting company morale and fostering better collaboration among employees. Allow and encourage your staff to communicate with their colleagues by sharing news, liking, and commenting. Want to restrict interaction to certain posts? No problem. The feedback feature can be enabled or disabled on an individual post basis.

The News & Alert app is part of Netpresenter’s attention management platform – an integrated solution with powerful communication tools such as the News & Alert app, corporate screensaver, SharePoint Connector, text and push notifications, Digital Signage, and Desktop Alerts.

Feel free to contact us and empower your organization with its own corporate app, enjoying all the benefits of BYOD. Or download our free guide to find the right communication tools to reach your employees.

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Luc Bormans

Luc is the Head of Marketing at Netpresenter, known for his creativity and sharp sense of humor, with Michael Scott from "The Office" as his great example. He deeply understands market and customer needs, aligning marketing with product development and company goals.