The popularity of smartphone devices and tablets with employees is making a mark with more employees opting to use their own device at work. Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) is an employee-driven movement that is transforming enterprise workspaces today. The use of these personal smartphones and tablets by employees at workplace is challenging organizations with the risk of data security. Organizations need to strike a balance between the benefits obtained by employees using their own mobile devices and the risks of data security.
A major driver for BYOD implementations in an organization is the increased productivity due to improved collaboration, which, in turn, results in increased employee satisfaction. The choice for the organization is to adopt BYOD right away, or get forced to adopt it over a period of time – it is not something that can be wished away and will hit every organization sooner or later.