Magazine article Information Management

Employees Pressured to Use Personal Smartphones at Work

Magazine article Information Management

Employees Pressured to Use Personal Smartphones at Work

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Increasingly, employees are being asked to use their personal devices for workplace purposes, according to a survey from Syntonic, a mobile content solutions provider.

As reported on CIO.com, the survey found that 87% of the employers it queried expect their employees to use their personal smartphones to access business apps. Likewise, nearly half of the employees said their bosses required them to use their smartphones while on the job, and 23% said they felt pressured to use their personal devices when away from the workplace.

Meanwhile, many organizations have yet to establish bring your own device (BY0D) policies-many, in fact aren't even sure who should lead the charge. The survey found that 45% of CEOs say they should head an enterprise-wide BY0D program, while 73% of CIOs and half of the CFOs said it falls under the jurisdiction of IT. …

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