Laura Sharman 15 June 2017

Half of London councils failing to implement a Bring Your Own Device Policy

Half of London councils failing to implement a Bring Your Own Device Policy

New research has revealed that half of London councils do not have an official Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) in place.

A freedom of information request, conducted by Ricoh UK, also found that 1,302 devices were currently registered as in use across the councils responding.

Camden was the borough with the most devices at 423, followed by Waltham Forest with 331 devices. This compares to the Royal Borough of Greenwich which only had five devices in use.

Chas Moloney, director of Ricoh UK, said: ‘BYOD schemes allow employees to operate on personal devices of their choice, improving flexibility and inspiring workstyle innovation. This is already happening in many businesses and should be encouraged in local government as part of a wider digital transformation strategy. ‘It’s time for London Councils to assess and consider implementing BYOD policies to help deliver stronger and more effective public services.'

 
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