The bring your own device (BYOD) trend has significantly grown over the past 5 years – and it’s no wonder.
According to Fliplet, businesses gain a whopping 240 extra hours of work per year when they implement BYOD in the workplace.
That’s the equivalent of $5,114 in extra work or 6 additional working weeks – per employee!
When children born today enter the workforce, it’s very possible the idea of a company owned device will be completely foreign to them.
The days of investing thousands of dollars in the clunky hardware your parents grew up with are numbered. A revolution in mobility is not coming – it’s already here!
A Cisco study revealed that 69% of IT decision makers in the U.S. feel this trend is a positive move for their organization.
Whether you’re intimidated by the concept or still hanging onto the “good ol’ days” of traditional desktop computers, check out these surprising statistics. Regardless of how you feel, they’ll give you a unique look at the trending workplace of today – and into the future.
It’s no secret an increasing number of people are ditching their old PC’s in favor of mobile devices. The moment this mobile trend began trickling into the workplace, it forever changed the way we work. As you read these statistics, you’ll see why BYOD not going away anytime soon.
When businesses adopt BYOD into their workplace, productivity soars!
If you’re concerned about security in your mobile workplace, you should be. Check out these starting statistics about the risks of BYOD.
While BYOD does have risks, the benefits far outweigh the risks. In addition, if you integrate a mobile device management (MDM) solution into your business, you can experience all the benefits of BYOD, with none of the risks.
Since BYOD is still a “relatively” new concept for employers, there are an abundance of security gaps, risks and oversights throughout organizations of all sizes.
Imagine a workplace where there is no BYOD policy, yet employees’ phones contain access sensitive business data. In this workplace, employees are free to install any app they want, regardless of how safe it is.
If the device is lost or stolen, the employer has no way to retrieve or remotely wipe the data – it’s just gone. And when employee resign? You guessed it – they take the sensitive business data with them.
If the #1 weakest security risk for businesses is mobile devices, it’s no wonder hackers are targeting businesses. These statistics showcase the “Wild West” of BYOD that is still very alive today.
If you don’t want to expose your business to the inherent risk of BYOD, consider a mobile device management solution.
To understand the impact of BYOD on your Milwaukee area business, including establishing policies and procedures, give our Ontech Systems support team a call at (262) 522-8560, connect with us online or request a Free Network Discovery.
Through this no-obligation Free Network Discovery assessment, our techs will evaluate your IT network, offer solutions to your most pressing issues, and identify potential vulnerabilities – at no cost to you.
Our techs are highly qualified and experienced in the BYOD space and mobile device management.
We can handle all the details and help you make your workplace BYOD-friendly, while keeping security threats out of your business.