Do you BYOD? That’s Bring Your Own Device, which refers to the workforce using their own mobile devices to perform work functions at the office.  As the mobile workplace continues to evolve and technology innovation continues to accommodate mobile work preferences, BYOD is an increasing trend that is having an effect on business.

A lot of employees have been reading and sending work e-mails on their mobile device for a few years now.  They probably started doing it a few years ago when the Palm devices and their stylus were popular, then their mobile email use probably increased when their company adopted the BlackBerry devices with their click wheel on the side.  Then Apple revolutionized the way we use phones when it released the iPhone, which introduced apps for just about anything and eased the way people use the web – and not just email – with the smart phones.  After changing mobile phone habits, Apple then turned its attention to revolutionizing the way we perform our mobile computing.  Apple released the iPad using the same revolutionary interface from the iPhone, and for the past couple years, the iPad has grown from the latest cool device to a viable laptop-killer.

Mobile work is not just on the rise; it’s exploding in popularity with the latest mobile devices and is affecting how organizations manage their workforce and how network connectivity is delivered to their mobile devices. An astounding 42.5% of workers polled are using the iPad with another 27.7% planning to get the iPad in the next 6 months.

 

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