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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