With the increasing rate of adoption of converged technologies and unified computing, the trend of BYOD is no longer a trend per se; it is now an established computing practice with visible benefits.
The Desktop revolution gave way to the portable revolution with laptops overtaking the sales of desktops gradually in the last decade to emerge as the preferred computing device in the Indian context, However it the emergence of tablets as an alternative device to laptops has been quite dramatic, it hasn't event taken a couple of years to establish tablets and an alternate if not an substitute device to portables.
With concerns related to security and manageability being addressed by enterprise level Mobile Device Management tools which integrate into the organisations incumbent ERP, CRM, HRMS and Web 2.0 applications thereby the customers concerns have been addressed to a great extent.
The other concerns related to portability of applications is addressed by the vast community of developers around popular mobile operating systems including iOS, Andriod and Windows Mobile .
The Enterprise software application providers have their popular suite of offerings customised and optimised for the mobile platforms paving the way for large scale adoption of BYOD.
Cloud Computing has further enabled the ecosystem of software vendors, mobile application vendors, device manufacturers, distributors to offer customers a wide range of choices.
Verticals like Insurance, Sales &Distribution,Logistics, Service Providers, Telecom, BFSI have been early adopters of BYOD with other verticals Manufacturing, Government and Education now taking more interest in moving their applications from fixed devices to mobile devices.
The benefits of BYOD are now visible in the increased productivity of the users; reduction of office space costs with more movement to a mobile work force has enabled organisations to keep their costs in control. Customer responsiveness by far is the best metric to judge the effectiveness of BYOD and it goes without saying that organisations which have adopted and implemented BYOD policies effectively report an increase in customer satisfaction and healthier margins.
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