Fluid device access makes BYOD easy to launch

To take full advantage of the promise of BYOD, businesses have to capitalize on its most prominent advantage: accessibility. More mobile devices in the workplace may lead to an agile mainframe update based around transformed legacy applications that are now easy to use no matter which systems and browsers your workforce prefers. That's because the essential functions can translate into HTML that runs as easily as a standard app but requires no extra downloads or plugins.

A new report from Bitglass shows the continuing popularity of BYOD plans and the ways businesses may need to continue developing them. A survey from that company of more than 800 cybersecurity professionals found that 72 percent of the included organizations currently support a BYOD model.

The exact extent to which BYOD has taken hold varies between industries, the report said: while just 54 percent of government organizations have embraced it, 74 percent of financial services were using it, placing this industry at the head of the others. However, no matter the industry, data leakage remained a major issue.

"A report from Bitglass shows the popularity of BYOD plans."

Writing for Tech.co, James Jones discussed some of the different benefits associated with more BYOD use. Along with the more up-to-date tech that a BYOD plan provides, organizations also get to rely on more transparent and swift communication between its members.

Although there are often security concerns associated with BYOD use, Jones calls them "highly manageable" and stresses the greater sense of engagement employees have when they can use their own devices. All of this may be emphasized even more when administrators can implement data entry and other necessary functions simply and directly. 

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