Report: CIOs need to adapt now to BYOD

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is here to stay with corporate BYOD activity by full-time employees remaining steady at almost 60 per cent over the past two years, according to a new Ovum report. However, the research firm company warned business leaders to respond and adapt now to this change in employee behaviour, rather than being steamrollered by it, noting that not all employees are adhering to enterprises' BYOD rules. Ovum's study shows that 67.8 per cent of smartphone-owning employees bring their own smartphone to work, but 15.4 per cent of these do so without the IT department's knowledge and 20.9 per cent do so in spite of an anti-BYOD policy. Release