Technology is changing the way the world does business at a pace never before seen in history. Computers are becoming more powerful and more mobile with each passing day, and our smartphones have become more powerful than desktop computers were 15 years ago. In conjunction with the proliferation of the internet, virtually limitless amounts of information are available from anywhere in the world at any time of day or night.
Part of this transition has been driven by the increasing affordability of mobile computing devices like smartphones and tablets. For a long time, large companies, out of concern for confidential and privileged information, banned the use of personal smartphones for employees while at work. In addition to issues related to personal calls and text message on company time, more significant concerns arose when employees wanted to use their personal devices for corporate email and to access internal servers and databases.
Fortunately, there is a growing trend which allows companies to improve morale while increasing employee efficiency. “Bring-your-own-device”, or BYOD, is an increasingly popular policy in which employees are encouraged to use their personal mobile devices for work.