YouGov undertook a 2013 global survey to explore the penetration of mobile technology in the workplace, devices used, pressure for adoption from different departments and productivity gains.
They surveyed senior executives and managers in more than 1,250 small and medium-sized business across the UK, France, Germany, the US, Canada and Australia. To illustrate the results, GoToMeeting has created the below infographic and we thought that we would share it as we feel it could be useful to our readers.
One particularly interesting finding is that the UK is leading the way with 34% of respondents citing that they have implemented policies and IT systems to manage employees’ devices for work purposes. However, this does of course mean that 66% of businesses have not yet implemented policies to manage this.
If you are one of these businesses, then this is something that you really should start considering so you can ensure that the software your employees are using on their own mobile devices is suitable for business use from a security point of view.
We have written a blog post recently that you may find useful regarding employees using their own apps to store business data, and the security issues this can cause: “Are you sure you know where your staff are storing your business data?”
If you’d like advice on how the cloud could help your business be more flexible in the changing work environment, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You may also find our recent article useful: “How the cloud can help with the new flexible working law“.
Have you experienced issues with staff using their own devices and outside apps in your organisation? How did you deal with it? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.