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Budget-friendly BYOD

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BYOD got you down?

The ability to operate in a mobile world is a reality that can no longer be avoided by businesses. Individuals and organizations are dependent on the convenience and data accessibility afforded by mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This mobile trend has both a personal and business benefit, as telecommuting and bring your own device (BYOD) practices have become the norm.

Beyond the convenience it offers, why is BYOD so popular? As a result of ease of use and the comfort level it provides employees, BYOD has proven to significantly improve employee productivity. According to research sponsored by Citrix, nearly one in five small to midsize businesses (SMBs) have achieved productivity gains of more than 30 percent as a result of BYOD practices [1].

Security concerns and budget are often roadblocks for small and midsize businesses wishing to implement or control BYOD. By devising and executing a BYOD policy that outlines permissible—and forbidden—activities for employee mobile devices, security concerns can be alleviated. An SMB survey by Spiceworks found that 61 percent of small and midsize businesses have BYOD policies in place for employee smartphones, tablets, or computers.

But what about businesses that do not have the existing budget, staffing, and/or infrastructure to support BYOD practices? How can they get in the BYOD game to increase employee productivity and remain competitive, while also ensuring the security of their data and technology environments?

Look for a budget-friendly communications solution designed and sized specifically for small to medium business. HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 provide a robust, flexible communications platform with options to support either 500 or 1,000 mailboxes. Its centralized infrastructure and data loss protection technology ensures emails, appointments, calendars, and contacts are accessible, securely encrypted, backed up, and compliant—whether employees are in the office or using a mobile device on the road. The solution is also now supported by Intel-powered HP ProLiant Gen9 servers, making it highly efficient and budget-friendly. Its speed, ease of management, and simplified sizing and provisioning drastically reduces staff requirements and related costs.

HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 are available in predefined reference configurations based on your business size and your technology development stage, making it scalable for future growth. You can purchase the solution you need now, and add on later, which also controls long-term costs.

You want to deploy BYOD technologies and practices to remain competitive in an ever-increasingly mobile marketplace but have security concerns and budgetary barriers. To find out more about how HP Flex-Bundles for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 can empower your business and position it for growth, visit hp.com or watch this short video.

[1] Citrix, 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Succeed in the Mobile Era

used with permission from HP Technology at Work