So, I’m assuming the majority of you bring your own mobile device, probably multiple devices, to work on a regular basis. I know I tote my iPhone and iPad in every morning…along with my computer and whatever else I can shove in my bag before I run out the door.
Now, that we’re all in agreement we carry these fun and useful devices around with us all day, how much do we really USE them? And I don’t mean simply using them for phone calls, texts, emails, and playing Words with Friends. I mean REALLY use them?
I would have to guess most of us don’t use them to their full capability and resort to our tried and true tactics like writing meeting notes on a pad of paper and editing a document on the office laptop. But, as this great article, BYOD Must Evolve to UYOD by Yaacov Cohen, explains, we need to start moving from BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to UYOD (Use Your Own Device) at work. As Yaacov notes, “Fortunately, everything changes when cloud services meet social and mobile computing. This big shift means that soon you will not only bring BYOD to work but actually use your own device (UYOD) to get work done.”
This is surely the direction you are going to see take place in the near future – or maybe you already are a UYOD company. How often do you truly use your mobile devices to get work done? Share your thoughts.