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Thursday, 07 December 2017 14:56

The New World of BYOD: How You Can Help Your Organization Stay Safe

One of the biggest trends in business today can be summed up by an acronym that is (almost) completely familiar to anyone who has ever taken their own bottle of wine to a restaurant or house party. It’s BYOD, and it involves employees bringing not their own bottle but their own mobile devices to work and beyond, and using them to perform work functions or access company data.

A 2016 study by Tech Pro Research found that 59% of the organizations surveyed let employees use their personal devices for work purposes.

A study by Syntonic in the same year found an even higher acceptance of BYOD. It determined that 87% of companies depend on letting employees use mobile business apps from their personal smartphones.

Gartner sums up the trend as follows: “Bring Your Own Device: BYOD is here and you can’t stop it.”