An incredible 55% of UK companies have no BYOD (bring your own device) strategy, according to a new report by IT industry regulator CompTIA. The 3rd Annual Trends in Enteprise Mobility report reveals how only 4% of British firms have implemented a full BYOD policy while 44 per cent only have a partial plan in place.
For the study, CompTIA worked with over 650 businesses operating in the UK and the US. The study found that the majority of the UK-based respondents are still controlling the deployment and usage of mobile devices in the working environment. Of those who do equip their staff with mobile devices, 87% provide laptops, 85% provide smartphone devices and 63% provide tablets to employees.
Seth Robinson, technology analysis director at CompTIA said that while mobile devices are used heavily in employees’ personal lives, there are enterprise aspects such as “encryption, proper security settings and enterprise apps” that require further and ongoing education.
Robinson explained how companies can set priorities and establish procedures for addressing issues as changes are needed “by drawing various lines of business together" and discussing the business requirements along with any IT concerns.
He believes that policy formation is an “important step” in building a mobility plan that aligns with a company's business objectives.