Remote work series: laptop provisioning, management, and safety
In the midst of a hard pivot to a remote work model, it’s easy to become lax in the management of company devices–especially laptop provisioning management. In fact, whether you’re shipping out laptops to a slew of new hires or you’re converting to a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model, your IT team is bound to have their hands full.
While COVID-19 has made work increasingly stressful, this is no time to cut corners with security and device management. Here are some areas to cover as you review your company policies for laptop provisioning, management, and safety.
If you have recently ordered a large quantity of laptops or devices to help your team telecommute, be sure to take the time to properly provision, configure, and secure each item. To make sure you’re tracking things properly, ask yourself the following questions:
Increasingly relevant during the time of COVID-19, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) offers greater flexibility and sometimes greater risk. While employees may no longer be bringing their own devices anywhere, today it is more likely they are using their own devices for company work. Here are some questions to ask yourself when managing a BYOD approach.
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