The ‘BYOD’ trend has been highlighted as having a major impact across the IT world as workers seek to utilise personally owned mobile devices for work related activities. Many companies allow staff to use their own personal devices for corporate activities and make provision for employees to connect to the corporate IT infrastructure.
Around 25% of users throughout Western Europe and the US are permitted to use their own devices to share content in meeting rooms. Proportionally, this is slightly higher in smaller organisations and lower in large companies.
However, 44% of employees report that their organisation places some limitation on the use of employee-owned devices. This is a result of concerns over the security implications these devices pose and restrictions imposed by IT departments and network administrators in order to safeguard access to corporate networks and business data. The proportion of businesses placing restrictions on personal devices is higher in larger organisations.