Many companies these days employ the BYOD policy. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy, is one that allows employees of a company bring their own personal computers, phones, tablets and the likes to the work place and be granted access to otherwise confidential and privileged company information. It is known as IT consumerisation and is also used in the educational system. The term BYOD was first introduced by Intel in 2009.

Importance of BYOD

These days, mobile devices are being created at an alarming rate. A survey carried out suggests that in the next five years, the total amount will be at an alarming 10 billion worldwide. These mobile devices are an important part of our lives and help in day to day activities as well as being an efficient pastime. Owing to this familiarity with the devices, more and more employees tend to carry these devices to the work place, integrating both personal and work life.

It has been noticed that employing this policy in a safe and controlled manner, can actually boost the overall productivity of employees quite considerably.

Survey Reports on BYOD

Due to the influence of this policy in the productivity of employees and it's role in market, various surveys have been carried out on it by IT companies. In high growth markets, such as Russia, 75% of employees use their own devices at work while 44% in already developed markets use theirs. 95% of employees use at least one device at work. 44% of job seekers claim that an organisation is more appealing if it supports use of personal devices. According to the IBM, 82% of employees think smartphones play a vital role in business.