TREND.Facts: July 29

TRENDAFRiCA July 29, 2013

Businesses are recognising that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies can boost productivity and employee satisfaction, and are looking to take action. Nearly three quarters (72%) of IT decision makers said they have implemented or plan to implement BYOD, with a third (33%) of those saying it was to attract and retain talent. Furthermore, more than half (54%) of IT leaders questioned said they are or will be designing systems and policies in 2013 that assume employees are mobile and accessing data remotely as the norm rather than the exception.

More than half of office workers (57%) have considered the security risks of storing company information on free online file hosting services but nearly four in 10 (37%) who are aware of the risks uploaded a company document to the site anyway. According to IT decision makers, nearly half (45%) of senior management are aware of the issue around commercially sensitive data being stored on employees’ mobile devices but they either aren’t concerned about it or don’t think it’s a priority. The level of senior management apathy about this issue is most prevalent in Italy (70%).

Source: VMware Inc

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