SaaS and BYOD go hand in hand

SaaS and BYOD go hand in hand

The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has transformed the way many businesses work, with smartphones and tablets playing a huge part in many employees' lives.

It has allowed organisations to move their infrastructure costs to workers to some extent.

Security challenges are an issue for IT departments as more people are accessing corporate information from their own devices away from the security of the office.

However, the growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) is helping businesses cope with the prevalence of BYOD in the UK and around the world.

The cloud technologies are boosting office productivity, enhancing customer relationship management and improving collaboration between remote workers.

Using SaaS solutions on BYOD computers and smartphones means firms do not need to worry as much about the data stored on an individual's personal mobile device, as very little is actually kept there.

The time and capital costs of maintaining hardware is not there in an organisation that allows BYOD and combines it with SaaS.