The BYOD train already left the station; here’s how you can catch up

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is more than a trend. Whether companies like it or not, the wave of personal tablets and smartphones cascading into the workplace is only growing in size and capabilities. Not convinced? Check out these stats:

  • In 2012, 53% of information workers used their own devices for work
  • By the end of 2011, 77% of executives bought their own hardware to work, and 45% bought their own software
  • According to a Gartner survey of global CIOs, 38% of companies expect to stop providing devices to employees and instead will require BYOD by 2016

Check out the article 6 Trends driving BYOD policies and why late adopters are getting left in the dust – it provides detailed information about the biggest issues companies need to consider:

  • Productivity
  • Infrastructure
  • Compatibility
  • Security
  • HR and legal issues

You’ll read about the shift to Bring Your Own IT and Bring Your Own Apps, two natural branches growing off the BYOD tree. It’s helpful, informative and a must-read. Don’t get left behind!