Sunday, March 3, 2013

IT Managers and BYOD

The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is huge and growing. More and more employees are bringing their smartphones and tablets to work. And IT directors continue to have mixed feelings about this new trend.

The results of CSC's fourth annual CIO Barometer study were published in the October 5, 2012 issue of Processor Magazine. Here's what the IT managers think about BYOD -
  • 45 percent say that they personally bring into the workplace phones and tablets that are more useful to them than the gear provided by their employer.
  • 88 percent observed that having their smartphones and tablets at work increases employees' morale.
  • 72 percent worry that employees' tablets and smartphones raise security concerns for their companies.
BYOD issues are going to determine which platforms are successful in the business environment. And that's going to affect the choices that software developers make when determining which platforms to write software for.

Stay on top of the BYOD issue, and you'll make better decisions about whether to develop apps for iOS, Android, Windows 8, or software as a service (SaaS).

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