Bring your own device is becoming an increasingly common trend in the workplace and it shows no sign of slowing down. Employees have welcomed the opportunity to use their mobile phones and tablets at work with open arms, while employers have capitalised on the trend and reaped the rewards.
Here are 15 stats that show why your business should be investing in the BYOD trend.
1.) Some 19% of firms believe BYOD is a way of improving employee satisfaction (CCMI)
2.) A further 17% of companies feel BYOD could improve productivity in the workplace both now and in the future (CCMI)
3.) By 2017 one in two firms will no longer provide devices to their employees (Gartner)
4.) Employees who can use personal smartphones and tablets in the office are generally more satisfied (Cisco)
5.) Nearly half of IT managers strongly agree that BYOD has a positive impact on the output of workers (Intel)
6.) 90% of workers in the United States are using their personal smartphones for work purposes (Cisco)
7.) Some 59% of IT decision makers believe they would be at a competitive disadvantage if they did not embrace BYOD (Dell)
8.) A further 56% of IT workers calling the shots believe that BYOD has completely changed their company’s culture (Dell)
9.) A total of 54% of people now use their iPad for work purposes, compared to 42% who use it for personal use (Vodafone)
10.) Around 90% of IT managers strongly or somewhat strongly agree that mobile devices are equal endpoints in the Enterprise. They therefore want to secure and manage them on par with desktops and laptops (Vodafone)
11.) Up to 70% of employees with smartphones regularly check their emails outside of normal working hours (Click Software)
12.) As many as 40% of employees log onto their business email accounts while on sick leave (Click Software)
13.) Some 43% of employees connect to their emails on their smartphones in order to get ahead and ease their workload (Click Software)
14.) Around 82% of companies let their staff use personal devices in the office (Intel)
15.) It is estimated that 70% of mobile professionals will conduct their work on personal smart devices by 2018 (Gartner)
So, it’s clear to see that BYOD is taking the workplace by storm and it will continue to do so for the foreseeable future as more companies wake-up and realise the benefits it can bring to their enterprise.
Is your business waking up to the benefits of BYOD? If so let us know in the comments.