74% of businesses now allow BYOD for employees

74% of businesses now allow BYOD for employees
A recent survey of businesses has found that 74% are allowing, or plan on allowing, employees to use their own smartphone or tablet at work. The survey also found that BYOD is more prevalent with smaller organizations than larger ones. The industries most likely to support it are not surprisingly IT, technology and education. Government offices are least likely to allow BYOD. And there is still a great divide over where we find the practice applied. U.S. corporations are more likely to allow it than corporations headquartered in Europe.

If BYOD is such a great idea, why won't every business allow it? According to the survey, security, or lack of it precisely, is the main reason why some businesses refuse to consider it. Perhaps that it is the reason why 71% of smaller outfits allow employees to use their personal device at work. Larger, unwieldy organizations are more apt to have problems with security. The survey shows just 54% of those firms allowing BYOD.

With the rise of wearables, smartwatches and other devices of that ilk could also be considered for BYOD. The survey found that 29% of those businesses responding said that they are all for their employees bringing their own wearable to work. And while 11% will not allow employees to use their personal wearable devices in the office, a whopping 60% of them are still undecided.

Thanks for the tip!

source: TechProResearch



1. Rydsmith unregistered

But BlackBerry and enterprise and security and BlackBerry...

2. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Blackberry is apart of BYOD. BES version 12 suppports all platforms. Also it depends on the type of enterprise and situation. Its cheaper to support BYOD than demand use of a single platform and providing handsets to every employee. And yes Blackberry is still enterprise driver and very secure.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yep! BlackBerry and enterprise and security and BlackBerry.... For the uninitiated like the dude who posted first, BlackBerry has the largest piece of the pie when it comes to enterprise/Enterprise Mobility Management(EMM). That means that even with BYOD being so prevalent, BlackBerry still wins, because BlackBerry manages those devices, whether they are legacy BlackBerry devices, BB10, Android, iOS or Windows. As Crispin_Gatieza says: Thus endeth the lesson.

4. Rydsmith unregistered

So in other words, BlackBerry phones are dead and they will only exist due to EMM; pretty much what everyone said for the last five years. But if selling a whole 600k phones is a success BlackBerry is the Goliath of the mobile industry.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Nobody's ever disputed BlackBerry's failure to thrive in the consumer sector. The problem is people like you stating that BB's "dead" when it couldn't be further from the truth. What John Chen has done in the short time he's done it is nothing short of a miracle. Only Lee Iacocca's turnaround at Chrysler in the early 80s comes close. I'd like to see an Android OEM sell 600k units to a government agency. THAT would qualify as a "Goliath" effort.

6. Rydsmith unregistered

600k was ALL devices sold last quarter per BlackBerry's own finances...that's bad no matter how you slice it. He has not "turned" anything around, just stopped the cash blood letting with very little forward progress.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's bad according to whom? You? And what is the name of the multi-billion dollar company you're running again? As stated by John Chen himself, BlackBerry only needs to sell 10 million a year for their handset division to be profitable. "...less dependent on handsets" is what he said. And according to BlackBerry's financials last quarter, they sold 1.9 million handsets, not 600k. They also turned a small profit and are cash flow positive, according to their last quarter financials. But don't let the truth get in the way of the lie you just told.

12. Rydsmith unregistered

I love when people pull the whole "you don't run a company so you don't get to judge how well they are doing." I don't run a country either but I can still say that Hitler was an awful man that lead his country into ruin. But you know...BlackBerry will turn it around in software, just like you claimed with Z10, Z3, Q10, Q5, and Passport. But when you lay off a substantial part of your staff and invest a minimal amount in R&D it's pretty easy to cutback on expenses.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

I love when people get all defensive when the truth is said about them. You are in no place to judge John Chen, or any other CEO running a multi-billion dollar company. Apple went through something very similar in the '90's, and needed a HUGE cash infusion from Microsoft to bail them out. BlackBerry has turned it around in software and will continue to do so, whether trolls like you agree with it or not.

16. Rydsmith unregistered

I forgot that pointing out your continued inconsistencies was "getting defensive." I wonder how much BlackBerry pays you to spam almost every comment section of a website with BB spin (even when proven wrong). Oh well, I'm done. You just keep flipping and spinning what you're saying and disappear when proven incorrect or start flaming most of the time. But it's ok, shrinking market share in both hardware and emm, they will do great things in 2015.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nothing inconsistent about what I've said, but you were very defensive in that last post. It's always amazing that you trolls think someone is getting paid by said OEM because they speak positively about something you don't like. Idiotic thinking, really. You have yet to prove me wrong, yet I always back up my statements with links. How about you? Shrinking market share in EMM? Your proof? Back it up with links, please, just like I do. Until then, you're just full of BS.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Crispin said it best. BlackBerry is becoming a software and solutions company, or haven't you heard? They are less dependent on selling phones to survive as a typical Android OEM or Apple is. BlackBerry selling 600k phones in enterprise is better than any other OEM is doing in enterprise, but you would probably never admit that.

15. Rydsmith unregistered

Ah yes. With how much you flip flop it's hard to keep up. You claim they are the leaders in enterprise phone, but fail to offer information on that when presented with information that disagrees with you; but now they are the leader because of software and that the phones don't really matter since they are transitioning to software based.

17. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

You really have no idea about how companies diversify. BlackBerry has been the leader in enterprise for quite some time. Chen made BES 12 available for other platforms to MAKE MONEY. BBM was made available to other platforms to MAKE MONEY. BB has partnered with Samsung to make Knox more secure to MAKE MONEY. If they sell handsets, it's gravy. If they don't, they'll still be in a good position to regroup without putting the company in financial ruin. IBM dropped completely out of the PC business for the general consumer, I haven't read their obituary yet. After the Palm fiasco, HP took a time out to regroup. They went almost 2 years before releasing any new mobile devices and they're starting to turn the corner - slowly. Whatever they're teaching in colleges these days - I'd be asking for a refund. This one-dimensional thinking I'm seeing these days is disturbing.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Rydsmith, you really do not pay attention to posts, do you? I've never "flip flopped" about anything, nor have I ever said anything about being the leader in "enterprise phone". I've ALWAYS said BlackBerry is the leader in ENTERPRISE...period. You or anyone else has failed to offer any information disproving that BlackBerry is the leader in enterprise. All you've ever said is the normal rhetoric and BS that every other troll here says about BlackBerry: "They're doomed!" I offer facts backed up by links. What do you offer? BlackBerry has ALWAYS been the EMM leader, and that's what has always primarily catapulted them to the forefront of enterprise. As Crispin said, phones are just gravy. BTW, BlackBerry also has more handsets entrenched in government than any other OEM. Next time try paying attention to what I post as opposed to making things up as you go along.

10. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

If you read the graph posted above. Even in BIG Corporation more than 50% is BYOD, so, yes, BB is NOT leading in enterprise anymore.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is the EMM leader, with 60% of the market. If you read anything other than your own negative crap about BlackBerry, you would know this. http://blackberryempire.com/blackberry-fact-1-leader-enterprise-mobility-management/

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

And before you or someone says that the link I provided earlier is biased FOR BlackBerry: http://www.berkleyts.com/News/blackberry-named-a-leader-in-enterprise-mobility-management-emm.html This link also proves what I've been saying all along.

18. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Please, this is for adults only. Go back to watching Barney & Friends.

8. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

what the heck is BYOD? I need to google it to understand. the author should have spelled out first before using acronym. it should have been titled like this "74% of businesses now allow Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for employees"

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I understood it just fine.

21. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

At this point in time, our devices count as a second wallet or purse, considering all the vital information, whether personal or financial, that we carry on them. So no matter what my company decretes, that baby is coming with me, like it or not. If they want me to carry another one for bussiness purposes only, well, that is fine with me.

23. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

If a company tells you that only their device enters the building, that baby stays in the car. Their house, their rules. That's just a fact of life. Or you could find another job, it's your choice.

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