Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - Issues and Risks
By 2017, half of all employers will no longer provide devices to their workers. Instead, employees will be expected to bring their own devices to work with them. (Gartner)
Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are increasingly embedded into both our personal and professional lives but historically work and pleasure have both been separate. Now however, organisations are finding that more and more employees wish to use their personal devices to carry out their work.
In fact, according to a recent Cisco study, 90% of full-time American workers use their personal smartphones for work purposes. And not only are workers using their own technology for work, many are doing it frequently. Whether it is for answering emails, making work calls or taking part in video conferences, 92% of workers who use their own device access their own smartphone for work every week – 62% at least every day and 30% at least once per week (Cisco).