Last week, we learned that 89% of companies world wide support BYOD(Bring Your Own Device) to some extent. The BYOD trend is happening in Japan as well.
Reference IDC Japan “2013 BYOD Domestic usage research”
With the growth of BYOD, protecting both personal and corporate information becomes more difficult. Additionally, when employee-owned devices are allowed on the corporate network, they typically have a higher risk of malware installation and less password protection and other types of security management.
For companies that try to avoid this behavior by prohibiting it, welcome to the world of “Shadow IT”, where employees use their own devices for work.
As one industry pundit put it, [to corporate IT managers]”it will feel like the inmates are running the asylum.”
Important statistics about BYOD:
・35% of employees store work email passwords on their phones
・37% of employees haven’t activated their auto-lock feature
・80% of BYOD activity is going unmanaged
http://www.dilbert.com/「More Proof That Shadow IT is a Growing Issue」Ben Kepes http://www.cloudave.com/
Whether BYOD is encouraged or not, it is something that has to be dealt with. PBXL’s unified communications offerings and cell phone access can help.
PBXL’s Cloud Communications services provide a full suite of business communication tools that enable your mobile workforce.
It has all of the communications functionality you need for business, so employees can effectively BYOD while utilizing the existing corporate infrastructure.
Please feel free to contact us!
Check out our next blog about handy functions of Unified Communication.
* Stat Sources: Gartner, Checkpoint, Ovum, IBM, Entersays, Vertic, Motorola and Harris Poll and Magic Software.