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Hanover, Md. – July 31, 2013 – TEKsystems® today released the findings of its latest industry survey which reveals how IT leaders and IT professionals view the current state of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and its impact on their organizations. The study exposed the fact that while the BYOD movement is in full swing, immature policies are putting sensitive organization and employee data at risk. Findings also highlight the fact that BYOD’s value for many organizations is, at this time, mediocre at best.
The study, conducted on behalf of TEKsystems Mobility and TEKsystems Network Services, represents views of more than 1,500 IT leaders and 2,000 IT professionals from companies of all sizes. Key findings include:
Given the threat of a data leak, any employee who does not understand an organization’s stance on BYOD poses a risk. Failure to clarify the company’s policy and educate end users on security best practices creates false and dangerous assumptions.
Nearly half of both IT leaders and IT professionals believe their organizations are either achieving middle-of-the-road effectiveness or are completely ineffective across a variety of factors.
BYOD Risk and Exposure
Many BYOD policies fail to adequately protect sensitive company data.
“Organizations have an obligation to protect sensitive data pertaining to their clients and employees,” says TEKsystems Research Manager, Jason Hayman. “Without formal BYOD plans in place and consistent execution, organizations leave themselves exposed. Additionally, they may be failing to capitalize on the potential benefits of BYOD, including increases in productivity and collaboration.”
TEKsystems' Jason Hayman is available for additional commentary. For more information
about the survey or to schedule an interview please contact Rick McLaughlin (TEKsystems@daviesmurphy.com).