Most people have one or more mobile devices, and they take them everywhere they go. This goes for people of all demographics, including employees who happen to be on the clock at the time. Dell has some interesting numbers to describe the reality of workplace mobile device usage, as well as some suggestions for how all of this is bound to transform the workplace of tomorrow. All of these future prognostications are somewhat speculative, but these numbers can make you sure that mobile usage and byod security will be important ideas in the next few years.
58% of people surveyed think that they will rely on mobile technology to get through the workday in the coming year. Because 80% of companies have no specific mobile management policy, these devices may be the ones employees bring from home, or they may be special devices handed out by HR. Without regulating this process, there are surely a lot of security issues to consider, and byod security is a phrase you’ll probably be hearing a lot more if you follow this kind of thing.
In addition to the above statistics, Dell had some further interesting findings. 17% of all employees reported using their mobile device of choice before they left for work, no matter how early the day began. ⅗ of respondents made an interesting statement: they thought they didn’t have to be physically present in an office in order to be productive. That attitude, combined with many other factors (mobile devices included), paint a picture of a centralized workplace that may be starting to dissolve. At the very least, it seems to be one that is starting to allow employees more individual solidarity, a trend that will certainly let up no time soon. For all workers (and the mobile devices they love) these are interesting developments to observe.