Remember the ‘Bring your own device’ movement? It wasn’t quite as big as the Climate Change movement, or grow-a-beard movement (thank you Hipsters), but it was nonetheless a movement—a trend where employees are allowed to bring their own laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets to work instead of their employer buying those machines and maintaining the hardware and infrastructure to support them. Because most companies have moved to cloud-based systems, this strategy seemed like a no-brainer. Companies would save money, and employees could use the device of their choice.
For most businesses, one of the largest expenses is payroll. Good people cost money, and by hiring talented employees, a large portion of the operational budget is gone. So in order to properly grow your business, cost savings are going to have to be found in other, very clever ways - including technology management.