Twitter poll finds less than one-third of companies have a BYOD policy

Most employees would not participate in a BYOD program if IT had full access to personal devices.
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More than two-thirds of employees use their personal devices at work, yet less than one-third of companies have a policy in place governing the use of those devices, according to a Twitter poll conducted by mobile software provider Globo.

A full 91 percent of respondents said they did not know if their company plans to implement a BYOD policy, and 14 percent said they did not know if their company had a BYOD policy.

"With the significant number of employees already using their personal devices for work, companies should be focused on creating a BYOD program and policies that fit the specific needs of the company," commented Aggelos Grypaios, vice president of business development and marketing for Globo.

"The next important step is to communicate the policy to employees and make sure that they understand their rights and the rights of the company. Defining and managing a BYOD strategy that protects the security of the employee and the employer will keep companies competitive in the market by creating a mobile workforce," he added.

In addition, 42 percent of respondents said they did not know if their company's BYOD policy allows IT to have full access to their personal devices. If IT clearly stated that they had access to their employee's personal information such as emails and contacts, 93 percent of respondents said that they would not participate in a BYOD program.

More than two-thirds of respondents said that they would not consider breaking a company BYOD policy even if they knew that they would not get caught.

For more:
- see Globo's release

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