Employees using their personal mobile phones and devices at work – the BYOD or Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon – is rendering traditional business phone systems obsolete, according to market research from cloud business communications solution provider RingCentral.
“Today’s mobile-savvy workers, especially millennials, are cutting the ‘corporate cord’ and ushering in a new era of business communications,” RingCentral concludes in “Workforce BYOD Rises Dramatically,” a report based on a survey conducted by Dimensional Research.
Key takeaways from the survey include:
- Half (49%) of respondents use mobile phones even while sitting at their desk, which has a desk phone
- 88% of employees use their mobile phones for work purposes while on personal time (i.e. lunch, evenings, weekends, vacations)
- Millennials are more likely to think mobile phones will replace desk phones
“Mobility and BYOD are fundamentally changing business communications by allowing employees to communicate about work matters when, where and how they want – even during personal time,” commented RingCentral president David Berman.
“Mobile devices are turning into true business tools and are transforming the workplace as a whole, from shifting traditional business hours to changing how employees interact via voice, video, text and other business applications. We believe that all these changes are making legacy on-premise phone systems obsolete as they do not meet modern business needs.”