BYOD | Building Engines
Building Engines Blog | BYOD
With more than 80% of North American companies expected to implement BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies by 2015, it’s no surprise that property management teams are taking notice. More and more building owners are weighing the risks (data integrity, theft) versus the benefits (cost efficiency, increased productivity) and blazing the mobile trail.
In today’s mobile world, smartphones are now considered an extension of oneself. We view stock options, catch up on last night’s game, Tweet, respond to emails, and update business presentations all in the palm of our hand. Today’s mobile devices blend the line between work and personal life – making anything possible.
If your company is purchasing and providing mobile devices to utilize some of the great new real estate apps, security is a big consideration when mobilizing a property management workforce. Like it or not, employees are going to use corporate devices for personal use, employees will turn over, and businesses need to be able to control and manage the data they own.
Apple’s share in the worldwide smartphone operating system market posted a year-over-year decline during the second quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, Android and Windows Phone both managed slight increases during the same period.
Mobile devices have rapidly gone from “nice to have” for early adopters to ubiquitous work tools. The concept of accessing the Internet from anywhere, at any time, continues to have a growing impact on commercial real estate owners and managers. Building Engines, a provider of a comprehensive property operations management system, has released “The Definitive Guide to Mobile Property & Tenant Management,” detailing how to implement the use of mobile in your day-to-day commercial real estate operations.