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BizReport : Mobile Marketing : July 15, 2015

Study: One-third of workers active on mobile

Mobile devices are changing the way workers across the globe work, but these same devices can also be a hazard to the businesses employing these workers. According to new tyntec data about half of US (61%), UK (43%) and Spanish (69%) workers using personal smartphones/tablets for work-related tasks.

by Kristina Knight

The problem? Few businesses - less than half in the UK, US and Spain - businesses have BYOD policies in place. Of those workers using personal devices for work, more than half say their primary concern is being reimbursed for data usage and phone calls.

"BYOD is the new norm, and the sooner enterprises embrace sound BYOD policies and user friendly features, the sooner they can increase productivity and eliminate concerns from its employees and IT," said Thorsten Trapp, Cofounder and CTO of tyntec. "The use of virtual numbers accomplishes both sides of the BYOD puzzle. IT departments can ensure mobile governance over all communication devices and employees are granted separation. All that is required is for employees to install their corporate app enabled with virtual phone number, and simply switch to the app for work related communications."

As for what employees are doing on their phones, about one-third of US workers are accessing email while in the UK and Spain, they are more likely using devices to make phone calls. Other interesting findings from the report include:

• Most workers say they prefer carrying one phone, but with 2 distinct numbers, to separate work and business
• Work email addresses and phone numbers were the most common contact information shared
• 62% of US workers 'are concerned' about their bosses being able to see their emails, texts or other communications

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Tags: BYOD trends, mobile business, mobile device trends, mobile marketing, tyntec

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