BYOD Encouraged By 83% Of UK Companies

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BYODBring Your Own Device (BYOD) is estimated to be saving European companies £150,265 over the next five years as 83% of companies and 30% of employees purchasing their own devices for work purposes. A survey by Landesk estimates that UK workers are spending more that double on their own IT devices than they do on tea and coffee each year!

Workplace Control

The research was conducted across 1,000 office workers in the UK and exposed how device proliferation has, and is, changing employee personal and professional lives. Of the 39% of workers that had purchased a personal IT device for work, laptops and smartphones (33%, 30% respectively) were the most popular.  The IT environment is evolving so much so that 13% of employees were part of a ‘Choose Your Own Device’ approach.

Psychologist Donna Dawson comments “Bringing your own smartphone or tablet to work is ultimately about having more control in the workplace: a device that you have chosen yourself, which you feel comfortable using, and with the right degree of technology to support what you need to do, provides the confidence and skill to do your job to the best of your ability in a competitive environment.

Time Saver

“It is also about fluidity between work and play – in today’s busy world, where people are working on the move and at different times of the day and night, the ability to be able to switch quickly between work and personal affairs on one device is a vital time-saver. And using one device for both areas of life enables a worker to develop more speed and be more productive, two more advantages that can positively enhance work performance.”

Check out the full survey results here.

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