Working from Home: Worker Choice and Lessons Learned from BYOD

Working from Home: Worker Choice and Lessons Learned from BYOD

  • November 2020 •
  • 7 pages •
  • Report ID: 5993343 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective examines the similarities between work-from-home (WFH) corporate policies and bring your own device (BYOD) policies in a post-COVID-19 enterprise market. This document discusses how employee choice will influence WFH and remote worker requirements beyond 2020 and how enterprise organizations can better position themselves to address the demands of remote workers by drawing from experience regarding past and present BYOD deployments."While enterprise workers may prefer to work from home or the office, one of the most consistent and driving forces in enterprise technology adoption has been balancing the needs of the company against end-user choice," said Bryan Bassett, senior research analyst, Enterprise Mobility at IDC. "So, given that the tools exist to enable high levels of user choice without sacrificing corporate security or control over remote access to data and applications, it seems a natural evolution of enterprise IT management to extend this level of user choice to not only what device workers prefer but where they want to work as well."