Date Added: Aug 2012
The BYOD phenomenon is hitting the mainstream--and drawing the watchful eyes of IT managers everywhere.
As the trend matures, it turns out that workers are using their devices to integrate their work and personal lives. Armed with their personal iPad, a worker might read email, check Twitter, update their Outlook calendar and sit in on a video call - all while waiting to pick up their child from school.
BYOD means ease-of-use for workers and more productivity for companies that implement a well-run BYOD plan. Less time "offline" for workers means projects move forward more quickly and critical business decisions aren't restricted to the 9-to-5 world. So while organizations and employees have yet to work out all the kinks, those extra tablets, smartphones and personal computers you see your coworkers toting around look like they're here to stay.
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