Tuesday 29 January 2013
Businesses are witnessing gains in employee productivity by allowing workers to use their own mobile devices, it has been reported.
In a study conducted by Dell, more than half of the business leaders surveyed said they would be at a competitive disadvantage if they did not allow bring your own device (BYOD).
The firm reported that two-thirds of businesses have seen productivity gains by allowing workers to use their own devices.
However, 64 per cent of respondents said BYOD will only offer benefits if the specific needs and rights of each user are understood.
The Dell respondents said business productivity gains are being realised on a number of fronts - through more flexible working, the enhanced ability to create and be innovative, increased morale and better teamwork/collaboration.
Roger Bjork, director of enterprise mobility solutions for the Dell Software group, said BYOD is working in organisations' favour in this respect.
"And for companies that approach this with a well-thought out plan, it works better. It's not surprising, but it is refreshing to see," he stated.
Mr Bjork noted that BYOD security remains a concern for many people, but firms which think the issues through and define BYOD policies face little risk.
"They can then choose strategies and partners to move them down the path, and problems are minimal or non-existent," he added.
Posted by Alex Boardman