The blueprint for BYOD success
Just like mobile analytics, big data, the internet, and social networks changed the way companies do business, so the adoption of mobile devices has become a catalyst for change in corporations and small- to medium-enterprises (SMEs).
Smartphones and tablets are increasingly being used for more than just leisure activities, as mobile functionality has become a key driver for employees to start using their personal devices to access work files and programs from home or on the road. Data analytics firm Strategy Analytics predicts that global smartphones purchased for business use by enterprises and individual users for business purposes increased by 24% year-on-year during Q1 of 2014.
Enterprise mobility boosts employee productivity and also assists in bringing down capital expenditure because companies are able to leverage devices that employees have already acquired. The latter also has the added benefit of workers taking better care of said devices since they bought them themselves.