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What we found: Insights from our BYOD poll

Last month, we asked our readers to answer a few questions about BYOD at their organization. We received a total of 164 votes, below are our findings:

BYOD Program Prevalence

50% of our respondents said their organization offers a BYOD program. Of BYOD organizations, 70% require employees to sign a BYOD policy before using personal devices at work. About a fifth of respondents say that while their organization has a policy, employees work on personal devices without signing it. More than a third of voters said employees use personal devices, even though their organization does not offer a BYOD program.

BYOD and Productivity

60% of voters believe BYOD will enhance productivity. About 20% say BYOD might improve productivity, but not enough to justify implementation at this time.

Drivers and Hindrances

Organizations without a BYOD program say security concerns (42%) and costs (10%) are the primary hindrances to implementing BYOD. Ten percent of respondents say they are unsure where to start when implementing a BYOD program.

Motivating factors for implementing a BYOD program include boosting productivity (about 15%) and enhancing security (about 15%). But by far the most common reasons respondents cited include the ability to offer employees more choices (about 35%) and as a way to cut costs (about 35%).

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Scott Solomon

Scott Solomon

Scott Solomon is an Atlanta native and University of Georgia graduate who has spent the past six years studying technology, though his passion for the subject has been lifelong.

Comment

  1. Mike Marks

    Nice article! Pretty consistent with what we see. The majority of enterprises believe that BYOD will increase workforce productivity, but not many have the tools to measure whether or not they’re achieving that goal. Doing so requires more than rolling out mobile and tracking app usage from the enterprise app store. It requires monitoring the mobile workforce experience as they use the apps.

  2. Alexis Texas

    BYOD is a new term and definitely there will be different thoughts about its use. But no doubt good results will be surely come to see. Thanks for sharing this nice article.

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