Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few months has brought a massive influx of mobile technology into the workplace. More employees are are now working from home more than ever and are using both company issued and personal devices.

One of the benefits of Microsoft 365 is its lockdown feature that can prevent employees from accessing their account from their personal laptop or phone. This feature can help to establish hours when staff should not send or answer emails and provide employees with the right to disconnect and achieve better work-life balance.

The feature also allows IT admin to apply conditions such as only limiting access to certain staff, position, or geographical location.

While supporting work life balance is a benefit of the feature, another distinct advantage is its ability to protect company data, by not only restricting access to company information from personal devices such as a shared home computer, but also removing former employees. 

With the lockdown feature, having control over when employees can access company information and on what devices allows businesses to not only create boundaries and foster a positive working culture, but also protect them against security breaches.  It’s a win-win!

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