Great strides in mobile technology and communications have meant that the smartphone and tablet has become an essential tool for most workers as the move to mobile working away from a main office or headquarters is becoming more common. Part of the reason is that with the development of effective online collaboration tools, remote working and BOYD strategies enable employers to recruit from a talent pool outside of their geographic area.
A survey carried out by Wrike, which provides online task and project management services, reveals that mobile working is critical for a growing number of workers. More than 44% of the 850 people interviewed use their devices more than 40 times a day, primarily for picking up emails and to phone others.
What I find striking is that within the last two years how Bring You Own Device (BYOD) policies have evolved and been accepted despite companies voicing fears about security and data management when BOYD first started to come to the forefront of new working practices.