We reported in our HR and business outlook for 2013 the increased emergence and in some cases reliance on BYOD (Bring your own device).
BYOD is the policy and acceptance of allowing employees to bring and use their own IT devices (typically phone, tablet, PC/Laptop) for work use
Recent research has found its use has grown rapidly in high growth markets like Russia and Brazil (where it’s reached close to 75% of companies) while in the USA and other mature markets it’s closer to 50%
You may think that BYOD is something companies have to specifically elect to do (they should), but it was surprising to read that almost half of BYOD use was unmonitored (either ignored by IT or unknown to IT).
So BYOD, whether you’ve implemented it or still on the fence or ruled it out, is here to stay and its use will likely only grow.
Benefits can include
Reduced IT capital spending
Increased productivity / program access
Improved morale/talent attraction – this last one is a bit...