UK companies can save ~£1000 per person on hardware and support by allowing employees to "bring their own devices" (BYOD). The UK boasts the highest level of mobile and tablet page views in Europe. Nearly a third of all page views are through mobile devices. You have to go far to find an employee in your office that doesn't have a mobile phone. From using their regular mobile phones as the number one way of communication internally, to have specialised software on their tablet. It is becoming more and more popular.
By allowing employees to choose to use their own devices, they have the ability to customize the way they use it to fit their working styles or comforts. They are familiar with the operating system they are choosing and appreciate their bespoke key features such as the screen size or keyboards.
What can BYOD do for employers and employees?
If you let your employees BYOD, it could lead to an average of 51 minutes/week in increased productivity. This translates to over £600/year per employee, all thanks to BYOD. As mobile devices (and the apps and operating systems running on them) become more powerful, that productivity can only increase.
It can also improve employee happiness. For example, the idea that you can switch between business and personal mode seamlessly on the same device is appealing. Depending on the environment, it is becoming more acceptable to allow employees to use their own device at/for work.
Take a look at the bring your own device (BYOD) solutions and how they can benefit your business and staff. Improve morale, efficiency and tech-related literacy, without breaking the bank or buying unnecessary equipment.