BYOD, the Cloud and the changing face of Brisbane Business

Business is becoming highly mobile, smartphones do more, tablets and ultrabooks are replacing desktop computers, cloud computing is keeping us connected in more places, more often and the right companies are embracing flexible work options for there employees.

A number of our Brisbane business clients have introduced more flexible hardware (device) options to their teams, whether it be subsidising staff devices or offering BYOD arrangements…

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What is BYOD – BYOD or Bring Your Own Device is a policy or practice that allows personal devices to serve doubly as a work device, these can include mobiles, tablets, laptops and USB modem.

Client feedback indicates staff are happier, more comfortable and productive working from their own technology. For business there are cost saving from a reduction in hardware spend and device management, and the flexible working arrangements also lead to an increase in staff satisfaction and for some businesses, the incentive has attracting a wider talent pool.

Companies have also benefited from newer and more advanced devices than would be deployed by their own I.T. departments.

BYOD is on the rise

There is a downside to flexible device options for business…

A concern for many of our clients is device security, especially for lost devices; concerns are amplified when personal devices containing sensitive content has only limited password protection; something else to be aware of, an increase in ‘Consumerism’ in the work place can introduce unwanted hacking and virus threats.

Sometimes the reduction in hardware spend is offset by an increase in I.T. resources to integrate, support and secure the various different devices and operating systems. Depending on the levels of security required by your business, a BYOD model will simply not work for organisations with highly sensitive corporate data.

Cloud Computing is simplifying things though…

With tremendous growth in cloud computing, business operations are becoming more virtualized; progressive organisations are migrating to the cloud, which is resulting in less and less data stored locally on PCs and on-premise servers, shifting to cloud based servers that deliver content practically on call, when are where it is required.

For cloud based businesses, managing user access and permissions becomes far simpler, generally from an online portal that can be enacted instantly (once a devices comes online). Managing redundancy for lost or damaged devices can be as simple as sourcing a replacement device and syncing with the relevant company applications. Again the level of acceptable protection would be relative to the sensitivity of the data you company requires to be protected.

Need More Control? There is always Mobile Device Management

If your business requires an added level of control to ensure your corporate data remains secure, our mobile device management can perform a wide range of administrative functions from one convenient portal…

Cloud simplifies devicing syncing

  • Simple to use, all you need is internet access and a login and password.
  • Deploy the business applications your staff need to work effectively.
  • Avoid the cost of deploying and running in-house systems and support.
  • Maintain and deploy security policies on devices to safeguard corporate information.
  • Compatible with the most popular operating systems from iOS, Android™ and Windows®

There are no software or maintenance fees, only requiring the purchase of a client access license for individually owned or Wi-Fi only devices.


Interested in BYOD for your Business?   Contact Key Comm



Looking for a Workhouse of a Tablet Computer with 4G?

The Toshiba Z10T has been a popular mobile for other Brisbane Businesses looking for the productivity of a laptop and the portability of a tablet…

The Fully Featured Toshiba Z10T

Together. Apart. Always stay connected to your digital life with this high-performance convertible and detachable Ultrabook™ Tablet that adapts to the way you live, work and play

Tech Speccs for the Toshiba Z10T

Portégé Z10t-A (4G)

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 3439Y (1.5GHz 2.3GHz (2 Cores, Turbo) 1333MHz FSB, 256 KB per core L2 cache, 3MB L3 cache)

Operating System Windows 8 Pro 64Bit

Screen Size 11.6″ Widescreen In-Plane Switching technology (IPS) Full High Definition TFT Active Matrix (1920 x 1080) with Backlit resolution and Touchpanel (Capacitive) with Digitiser (Stylus Pen)

Memory 4GB DDR3 (1600Mhz)

Storage 256GB SSD (mSATA)

Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000

Portege Z10t (4G)

CPU Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 4300Y (1.6GHz – 2.3GHz (Turbo, 2 Cores) 1600MHz MC, 256 KB per core L2 cache, 3MB L3 cache)

Operating System Windows 8 Pro 64Bit

Screen Size 11.6″ Widescreen In-Plane Switching technology (IPS) Full High Definition TFT Active Matrix (1920 x 1080) with Backlit resolution and Touchpanel (Capacitive) and 1 x Internal Slim Digitiser pen and 1 x Regular Digitiser pen

Memory 8GB DDR3L (1600Mhz)

Storage 128GB (SSD) mSATA

Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000

P.S. Currently using Windows 8?

Windows 8 has been out for some time now, and while the operating system (OS) change has been a significant one from your windows desktop of two decades, the new tiled interface includes some tricks built into the OS you may not be aware off, tricks that can help ease your transition and get you more from your Windows 8 device.

Gizmodo have prepared a great article 6 hidden Windows 8 features your can’t live without

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