VoIP Business and Virtual PBX
Smartphones: Mobile office

Employees should be able to use their own laptops

This comes from our ad serving research and is used to track how many times you have seen a particular ad on our sites, so that you don't just see one advert nevertheless an even spread. This information is not used by us for any other type of audience recording or monitoring.

Contextual targeting innovation

We use Grapeshot as a contextual targeting innovation, allowing us to create custom groups of stories outside out of our usual site navigation. Grapeshot stores the categories of story you have been exposed to. Their privacy policy and opt out option can be accessed here.

EMPLOYERS could save money if they loosen up their IT policies and let workers use their own laptops, tablets and smartphones at work, says the boss of a computing company.

Chris Papa, managing director of communications and cloud computing company Qubic, says many businesses are considering the introduction of BYOD to take advantage of the benefits of new ways of working on the internet.

Cloud computing is where people and companies can use the internet to store data without the use of expensive equipment in work places.

Mr Papa, of Qubic, said: "BYOD is an incredibly useful concept. Our working patterns and environments are changing and as a result, we need access to tools that will enable us to cater for that. Accessing networks via a remote cloud system as a matter of fact showcases the capabilities that cloud computing provides. As long as a secure private cloud is used, and data security remains stringent, it provides a great deal of freedom for workers and can deliver cost savings for businesses in terms of equipment costs.

But Mr Papa warns there is nevertheless a large amount of awareness that needs to be created in regards to compatibility issues when it comes to using an employee's own device to connect to a Local Area Network. It means that companies could let employees know which systems are compatible at work when they buy their private equipment.

More information: Buckinghamtoday.co