Intel has enjoyed a gain of around five million hours of annual productivity as a result of implementing a successful bring your own device (BYOD) policy.
Roughly speaking, the company says that savings of around 57 minutes per employee each workday last year can be attributed directly to its BYOD programme, which also helped Intel to make financial savings.
By the end of 2012 Intel had 23,500 mobile devices in its BYOD programme – an increase of 38 per cent from 2011. The company also supported 41 mobile applications and added 16 approved applications that could be used as part of its BYOD programme.
As many Intel employees use multiple mobile devices, the IT company has built a private cloud through which it provides staff members access to company services and information. Collaboration is also straightforward as instant messaging and other tools allow work to be conducted in pairs or groups.
Many UK firms can make huge savings in time and money like Intel by allowing staff to use their own devices when conducting work, and the trend has grown steadily over the years.
According to a new YouGov survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), almost half (47 per cent) of British adults use their own smartphones, laptops and tablets while conducting work.
In addition to cloud software, firms may want to use free conference calls to complement the benefits associated with BYOD.
By using this technology, organisations can hold meetings over the phone with little or no notice, while it is also environmentally-friendly because it cuts down on the amount of travelling that employees have to do.
If companies are going to offer flexible working – which is becoming increasingly popular in the digital age – then conference calling can make it easy to stay in touch with staff who are working from home, even if this is in a different country.
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