With BYOD, Enterprise Matches Device to Employee
Maybe we should refer to this latest IT development as "Dr. Mobile or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love BYOD." Enterprises are undergoing a major cultural shift when it comes to bring your own device (BYOD) adoption, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. The resulting report, Second Annual Trends in Enterprise Mobility, indicates that companies are reaping the rewards of increased productivity and reduced costs through BYOD, among other benefits. As a result, companies are planning to invest significantly into mobile initiatives, and are depending upon IT to launch new virtualization and cloud strategies. It will also be critical to ensure that employees are equipped with the tools they require to get the job done. "Rather than focus on the device level, companies will need to assess the specific needs of their workforce and match the device," says Seth Robinson, director, technology analysis, CompTIA. "For maximum benefit, workflow changes will need to be considered prior to evaluating workforce needs. But this is not a trivial matter, and companies will need to weigh the cost of operational disruption and change management against the potential advantages." CompTIA is a non-profit association representing the tech industry. More than 500 IT and business executives took part in the research.