By now, the BYOD concept has been around long enough for most enterprises to have an opinion, even if they don't officially allow for this themselves. While some of the core aspects of BYOD, such as the need for strong security, are still there, new factors are shaping what BYOD will look like in the near future
In a recent IT Portal article, Paul Clarke of 3CX identified one of the simple reasons that BYOD is popular: it enables remote working. With mobile devices capable of accessing greater amounts of data, workers have a greater capacity to get things done and increase overall productivity.
A 2016 TINYPulse survey entitled "What Leaders Need To Know About Remote Workers," used the responses of 509 remote workers to determine important statistics about these users. Among other conclusions, the report found that 91 percent of employees who work remotely do better as a result, and appreciate their freedom most of all. This could eventually supplant the idea of remote working and BYOD as a supplement to the "real" work done in the office.
"New apps could threaten the safety of devices used for company purposes."
As far as security goes, new apps could threaten the safety of devices used for company purposes. Tech Republic recently mentioned the problem that any overly invasive app brings with it, whether it's a popular game like Pokémon Go or something that seems more like standard office software. Apps can request alarming amounts of account access, posing a possible data risk when devices have important company information on them.
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