March 25, 2013, 6:17 AM — Intel says its rapidly expanding bring-your-own-device program has been a resounding success that delivered about 5 million hours of productivity gains last year.
In the company's annual IT report released earlier this month, CIO Kim Stevenson credited the BYOD program with saving each employee about 57 minutes per workday.
Over the past year, the company has expanded the number of devices and cloud services supported in the BYOD program.
According to the report, Intel was supporting more than 23,500 employee-owned smartphones and other mobile devices through its BYOD program by the end of last year, an increase of 38% from 2011. The company was also supporting 41 mobile applications at the end of last year, having added 16 approved applications to the BYOD program.
As part of the program, Intel has built a private cloud that gives employees access to company services and information through their personal mobile devices. The cloud model allows Intel to support a range of devices, with access provided based on a device's location, preferences and capabilities, Stevenson said in the report.
This version of this story was originally published in Computerworld's print edition. It was adapted from an article that appeared earlier on Computerworld.com.
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