text bubble peopleSurvey results from technology innovator GLOBO have revealed that most IT departments are not making employee sufficiently aware of their bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies even though 68 percent of employees use their personal devices at work. Just 29 percent of employees reported that their employer even had a BYOD policy. A further 42 percent of employees are unsure whether or not their company’s BYOD policy grants IT full access to their personal devices.

Other findings include:

• 14 percent of respondents didn’t know if their company had a BYOD policy.

• 91 percent reported that they were unsure whether their company will implement a BYOD policy.

• 93 percent of respondents said they would not participate in a BYOD program if IT had access to their personal information accessible on their device.

• 69 percent said they would not break BYOD policy even if they were certain they would not get caught.

• 62 percent of respondents said they use their personal devices at work almost exclusively to check emails.

Aggelos Grypaios, vice president of business development and marketing for GLOBO said, “With the significant number of employees already using their personal devices for work, companies should be focused on creating a BYOD program and policies that fit the specific needs of the company. The next important step is to communicate the policy to employees and make sure that they understand their rights and the rights of the company. Defining and managing a BYOD strategy that protects the security of the employee and the employer will keep companies competitive in the market by creating a mobile workforce.”

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