How IT Tools Can Avoid BYOD Overpayments

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-20-2016 Email

With bring-your-own-device (BYOD) adoption expected to increase significantly over the next six to 12 months, organizations are struggling to accurately distinguish between their employees' personal usage expenses on their devices and business-related costs, according to a recent survey from Syntonic. The resulting report reveals that companies are overspending on average more than $285 per employee every year for BYOD-related reimbursements. An accurate system is needed, as most survey respondents said their employees spend at least four hours a week working on devices outside the office. In fact, the vast majority indicate that their organization's success depends upon their work teams' ability to access mobile business apps on personal devices. To avoid overspending on reimbursements, CIOs should consider investing in "split billing" solutions, which automate the process of separating personal data usage from business data usage to calculate reimbursement amounts. However, many organizations are unfamiliar with this concept, and most reimburse employees either through a stipend system or through cumbersome, manual calculations every month. More than 400 CIOs, CEOs and CFOs took part in the research, which was conducted by Information Solutions Group.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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