Product Focus - Hybrid Devices
BYOD was a growing trend in 2019.
A little more than a year later, this trend of Bring Your Own Device or BOYD, is becoming a norm in 2021, exacerbated primarily due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
When the trend of BYOD, Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) and Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) began, the reason for it was assigned to IT departments struggling to keep up with yearly technological changes, prompting employees to ask their managements that they be allowed to use their own device to access corporate data.
However, as governments worldwide began announcing lockdown from February 2020 and work from home picked up speed, IT departments have been using remote access to check the compatibility of an employee's personal device for approval to start working.
I've highlighted 5 Reasons Why Demand For Hybrid Devices Have Skyrocketed in my article on LinkedIn. I've reproduced that article below for your reference:
Companies such as Citrix have leveraged BYOD by incorporating employee-owned devices into its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) strategy.
This has helped the company's IT department build an infrastructure that can provide appropriate, adequate security measures and mitigate financial, legal risk.
IBM says BYOD is inevitable and helps an organization strike a balance between improved productivity and managed risk.
The BYOD market, IBM says, is expected to hit almost $367 billion by 2022.
If you are working from home, you may be assured that BYOD and now the effects of the pandemic means you'll have to continue working on your personal device. And for mobility and convenience a hybrid device is likely the best solution.