40+ Interesting BYOD Statistics And Trends In Workplace [2024]

June 4, 2024 0 Comments

Do you bring your own device to work?

50.3% of employees use BYOD.

4 in 5 employees prefer separate devices for work and personal use

61% of companies expect their employees to have remote availability, even without a company phone.

Why do companies prefer BYOD?

Companies can save over $300 per employee annually with a mobile BYOD program. 

Data loss is the #1 security concern in implementing BYOD, cited by 64% of cybersecurity professionals.

Ready to unlock the potential of BYOD in your workplace?

Dive into our compelling statistics and harness the benefits of a flexible, connected workplace.

Top BYOD Statistics: Editor’s Pick

82% of organizations are currently using BYOD
  1. The BYOD market is currently worth $98.8 billion. [2]
  2. It is projected to reach $157.3 billion by 2026. [2]
  3. 82% of IT senior executives report that smartphones are crucial to employee productivity. [3]
  4. 30% of IT organizations plan to explore BYOE (Bring Your Own Enhancement) this year. [5]
  5. Only 15% of companies provide employees with work-issued smartphones. [4]
  6. 46% of companies issue smartphones to some employees, adopting a hybrid approach. [4]
  7. BYOD study findings reveal employees save an average of 81 minutes per week. [10]
  8. An average employee uses 2.5 devices for work. [6]
  9. 48% of users believe BYOD adoption would increase without IT department access to their devices. [1]
  10. 20% of organizations do not provide support for BYOD devices. [1]

General BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Statistics

According to Cybersecurity Insiders, 82% of organizations are currently using BYOD. [1] 

Currently, the BYOD market is worth $98.8 billion. [2]

The BYOD market is expected to hit $157.3 billion by 2026. [2]

82% of IT senior executives reported that smartphones are important to employee productivity and help with fast decision-making. [3]

Aware of BYOE?

30% of IT organizations plan to explore “bring your own enhancement” (BYOE) this year. [5]

Employee BYOD Statistics

50.3% of employees are reported to be using BYOD. [6]

4 in 5 employees prefer separate devices for work and personal use. [6] 

Do you prefer a separate device for personal use and work?
Source: Beyond Identity

61% of companies expect their employees to have remote availability, even if they don’t provide a company phone. [3]

Companies can save over $300 each year per employee with a mobile BYOD program. [3].

It is to be noted that only 15% of companies currently provide employees with a work-issued smartphone. [4] 

46% of companies issue smartphones to some employees, keeping the hybrid approach. [4]

Benefits of BYOD Statistics

A BYOD employee reported effectively sending 20 more emails daily
  • BYOD study revealed that employees save time, about 81 minutes per week. [10]
  • BYOD employees have increased productivity, they can work an extra two hours daily. [11]
  • 61% of Gen Y employees reported that they are more effective and productive when using their personal technologies. [12]
  • A BYOD employee reported effectively sending 20 more emails daily. [12]
  • The use of mobile or portable devices can help employees save 58 minutes per day. [12]

BYOD User Statistics

It is surprising to note that an average employee uses 2.5 devices for work. [6]

Which device do you use for work?
Source: Beyond Identity

According to Pew Research, over 95% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 49 own a smartphone. [7]

3 in 4 people claim smartphones aid productivity. [8]

48% of users believe BYOD adoption would increase if IT departments didn’t have access to their devices. [1]

20% of organizations don’t provide support for employees who bring their own devices to work. [1]

BYOD Security Statistics

Concerned about cybersecurity?

#1 security concern in implementing BYOD is data loss. [1]

BYOD security concerns
Source: Cybersecurity Insiders
  • 64% of cybersecurity professionals cite data loss and leaks as their top BYOD-related concerns. [1] 
  • 54% of people feel uneasy about downloading unsafe content apps
  • 53% of users are concerned about lost/stolen devices.
  • 51% are worried about unauthorized access to company data and systems

45% of employees don’t change their passwords, even after a data breach. [9]

Almost 3 in 4 organizations have visibility over employee emails on BYOD devices. [10]

22% of organizations say their employees’ devices have connected to malicious WiFi over the past year. [1]

The use of personal devices in the workplace is highly increasing.

It is estimated that by the end of 2025, the BYOD market will be valued at $11.96 billion. [13]

North America is expected to have a large share of the BYOD market as smartphone users in North America are likely to increase to 442.73 million. [10]

 The BYOD market is forecasted to have a CAGR of 15% by 2026. [10]

The mobile device management solutions and services market is anticipated to grow to $15.7 billion by 2025. [13]

FAQs 

What is BYOE (Bring Your Own Enhancement)?

BYOE stands for “bring your own enhancement.” It refers to IT organizations exploring the integration of personal enhancements, such as wearables or other personal technology, into the workplace environment. 

How many devices does the average employee use for work?

On average, an employee uses 2.5 devices for work, indicating the prevalence of multi-device usage in modern workplaces.

What is the primary security concern with BYOD?

The primary security concern with BYOD implementation is data loss, according to cybersecurity professionals.

64% of cybersecurity professionals cite data loss and leaks as their top concerns related to BYOD adoption in organizations.

How much is the BYOD market projected to be worth by the end of 2026?

The BYOD market is expected to hit $157.3 billion by 2026, showcasing significant growth and adoption across industries.

Conclusion 

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) continues to reshape the modern workplace, with a vast majority of organizations embracing this trend. The statistics reveal its widespread adoption, benefits in terms of productivity and cost savings, as well as security concerns that accompany it. 

As the BYOD market expands and evolves, it’s crucial for organizations to strike a balance between leveraging the advantages of personal devices in the workplace while mitigating associated risks through robust security measures and policies.

Sources

  1. Cybersecurity Insiders. 2021 BYOD Security Report
  2. Research and Markets. Global BYOD and enterprise mobility market
  3. Samsung. 2020 Personal Device Report
  4. Samsung. Get your free report on maximizing mobile value
  5. Gartner. Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users in 2020 and Beyond
  6. Beyond Identity. Byod exploring the evolution survey
  7. Pew Research. Mobile Fact Sheet
  8. Google. Smartphones help them to be more productive
  9. BitGlass. BringYourOwnDevice.pdf
  10. Mordor Intelligence. Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Market – Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, and Forecasts 
  11. TechJury. 41 stunning BYOD Stats and facts to Know in 2020
  12. Forbes. The future of BYOD: Statistics, predictions and best practices to prep for the future
  13. Markets and Markets. Mobile Device Management Market Reports