1. BYOD  BYOD was arguably the biggest buzz word of 2012 and is now an unstoppable, user-driven wave which will continue to make a major impact on the IT world in 2013 and beyond. Smartphones, tablets and laptops all come under this category, as well as desktop PCs used remotely from home. Related Posts:Five more business technology predictions for 201337 percent of UK workers reply to business emails in bedTV ‘white spaces’ could be used to increase wireless bandwidth for UK businessOne third of young workers would flout company policies, using personal mobile devices for workNew Version of 1st Touch Mobile Innovates Across Multiple Platforms and Devices

The rise of smartphones has fueled an increase in the amount of unpaid overtime worked by British workers, according to research carried out on behalf of mobile security software vendor, Good Technology. The survey of 1000 UK workers found that on average the time they spend checking emails and answering calls outside of office hours amounts to over three weeks of overtime per year. Increasingly, workers view this practice as essential to being able to perform their jobs, with 38 percent of respondents claiming it would be impossible to do their job without mobile access to email. Just 15 percent said they carry separate work and personal devices, in indication that the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend is here[…]

A global survey of 3,800 workers in their twenties has discovered that Generation Y employees enter the workforce with an expectation that they should be able to use their own mobile devices for work purposes. This Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) attitude presents corporate IT departments with significant security and management obstacles. The survey was carried out on behalf of network security specialist, Fortinet. Related Posts:Five business tech trends for 201337 percent of UK workers reply to business emails in bedComtact wins major enterprise IT award