If your company doesn’t follow a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, there is a good chance that it will in the near future. Some research shows that the BYOD market will grow to $181 billion by the end of 2017. Nearly 75 percent of organizations currently have BYOD policies or plan to adopt BYOD within the next year.
Given the considerable growth of BYOD, there is a good chance that your employer will develop its own policy within 12 months.
A lot of employees worry that BYOD programs will make it impossible for them to keep private information secure from their employers. You don’t want your employer having access to all of your photos, videos, apps, and contacts.
If you own an Android device, you can improve your privacy by creating personal and business profiles on your phone. With T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, you can add a new profile by double-tapping the user icon. This will give you a chance to add a guest or a new user. Choose new user so you can create a profile with limited access to your personal information.
Using a T-Mobile device could also benefit you at home and work since it has a reliable network that won’t drop calls from your friends or clients.
You can learn more about BYOD by reading the following infographic called Overcoming the Challenges of BYOD. It will prepare you for some of the challenges that companies and employees face when personal devices get used at work.