by Marek CieslaSamsung commissioned a survey of Polish employers about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. The results show that 57% of respondents employing at least 1,000 people confirmed that they have lost or are afraid of losing customer data due to “security violation resulting from using personal mobile devices by employees”. Furthermore, all the surveyed companies have recorded threats related to the introduction of a BYOD policy and take into consideration the risks arising from the use by employees of their own devices. However, only 37% of employers have already updated or are going to update their BYOD policy with regard to security matters.
Respondents have also highlighted important benefits of a BYOD policy. With the introduction of BYOD, costs of telecommunications services in the surveyed firms fell by an average of 17%, and 43% of these recorded an increase in engagement and productivity.
A study commissioned by Samsung indicates that 56% of Polish companies employing more than 1,000 people have introduced a formal or informal BYOD policy. On average, one third of employees use their own devices for work. For many large employers, the growing popularity of BYOD means a risk of losing competitiveness if they are not able to take advantage of the growing opportunity in mobile work using smartphones, tablets and laptops.
However, taking advantage of these opportunities requires the implementation of an appropriate BYOD policy. Companies should ensure that their mobility strategy is built on solid foundations of hardware, supplemented by an effective, clear and constantly implemented policy of safe use, says Andrew Mills, executive director of Samsung Electronics Europe B2B division.
An Internet survey developed by Samsung collected data from group of respondents that included 490 directors and other decision-making IT personnel in companies that employ over 1,000 people. The survey was conducted in Belgium, France, Holland, Germany, Poland, the UK and Italy. The data was collected in May and June 2013.
Samsung commissioned a survey of Polish employers about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy. The results show that 57% of respondents employing at least 1,000 people confirmed that they have lost or are afraid of losing customer data due to “security violation resulting from using personal mobile devices by employees”.