15 amazing BYOD stats

Jon Smith June 17, 2014 3

15 amazing byod statsBring 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.


  1. Ian Summerfield June 27, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    BYOD is actually a massive headache for IT Managers. I’m struggling at the moment to take control over these devices. The only solution seems to be to “containerise” our mail, contacts, and calendars into an Application that can be centrally managed.

    As an employee myself, and working for a company that issues iPhones to almost all staff, why would employees look forward to the day the company doesn’t supply the equipment but expects workers to source their own!? What next? Bring your own desk, chair, PC, laptop? Hell, let’s go all the way and make them bring their own rented office space too…

    • Jon Smith June 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      I think we can all agree that there are issues with BYOD that need to be overcome whether it is around ownership, security and maintenance. We are now suggesting to our clients to use a CYOD approach where you offer your employees a choice of company approved devices with the appropriate security and standardisation. This helps mitigate some of the issues faced when employees use a personal device.

  2. Anthony June 27, 2014 at 11:19 am - Reply

    “Some 19% of firms believe BYOD is a way of improving employee satisfaction”

    So this means 81% don’t believe?

    what happens when a BYOD user gets fired and has company information on their device?

    what happens when BYOD user has no antivirus software & infects the whole network?

    what do the other 4% of ipad users use their ipads for?


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