Top 5 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Trends Every HR Must Know

Major enterprises are slowly opening to the idea of BYOD (Bring Your Device) and that has thrown up some pretty exciting scenarios and challenges such as internal governance, security and data breach. How are things expected to pace up this year and how are companies getting prepared for the same? Here are Top 10 BYOD (Bring Your Device) trends to follow in 2018.

AI-driven security

Ensuring device security is one of the top challenges being faced by companies as well as network administrators. After all, it concerns confidential company data and breach can have terrible consequences if there is any. Keeping that in view network administrators work day in and day out to keep hackers at bay, who is always a step ahead.  Enter AI and this chaotic environment start giving way. Undetected malware and new threats can be detected with the help of AI and machine learning. This provides a winning edge to network administrators. We are going to witness more of AI getting involved into the security business in this year and the coming one too.

Cloud-based data storage

Companies are always looking for ways to cut costs and manage things securely. Cloud-based data storage is definitely in vogue these days. While it is commonly known that BYOD devices lead to the reduction of the expenses, data storage and secure access is still a challenge. Cloud-based storage has not only helped companies secure their data but also have helped cut costs significantly and helped in secure access as well.

However, an important point to note here is that with the increase in cloud computing and Data storage in the cloud, hacking attempts are also going to increase. This shall put pressure on cloud service providers as well as network administrators to ensure secure access.

Internet of things

IOT is going to get more prominent in the coming year. Enterprise applications of IoT are increasing exponentially, and the trend is likely to consolidate in 2018 and beyond. The declining internet access costs are fueling IOT growth as well. The applications of enterprise IOT is applications are countless, and you can find a number of them across manufacturing, services, banking and more.  

Location-based apps

Mobile enterprise applications are being successfully adopted across industries as well as industry verticals. In the coming year, there are likely to be a significant improvement in the quality of apps being developed for the new era enterprise.

New technological improvements will also help in faster access and increasingly smart apps. For instance, location-aware apps are already being developed these days that let users perform location-specific tasks with ease.                                    

BYOD across multiple devices

Enterprise applications are being built for simultaneous access across multiple devices. This will help employees synchronize their work irrespective of their location of operation. Seamless connectivity leads to a tremendous increase in employee productivity. We are likely to witness more of this trend in the coming year as more and more enterprise applications will be built for multiple access across different locations.   

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