To BYOD or not to BYOD?
By Catherine McFarland • 17 Apr 2014
54% of managers still prefer work-provided mobile devices
To Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to work or not? That is the question. A Cloud Direct survey of 366 business and IT managers across the UK earlier this month, revealed that 54% of respondents think that using a personal mobile device for work is no more productive than using a device provided by work.
Conversely, 46% of respondents believed that using a personal mobile device for work is more productive than using a work-provided device. This follows similar results from an earlier survey by market research firm YouGov, which found that 47% of all UK employees now use their smartphone tablet PC or other portable device for work purposes.
According to Dell, nearly three-quarters of organisations that have deployed BYOD, report improvements in employee productivity, customer response times and work processes.
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
As BYOD adoption continues to grow, there is increasing concern among customers and industry bodies that many organisations are failing to update their data protection policies to account for this growing trend. Repercussions are coming in the form of “naming and shaming" and substantial fines by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
Man created the mobile device and saw that it was good – for business
To help steer small and medium sized organisations down the BYOD path, we’re publishing a series of bite-sized e-books.
Called ‘Man created the mobile device and saw that it was good – for business”, this is the first in a series of five e-books, which together will make up a complete “BYOD Bible”. It should inform you of pretty much everything you need to know about employees bringing their personal devices into the work environment.
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