Intel claims to save cash on BYOD

Intel claims that it has saved a bomb by introduced BYOD in the workplace. The fact that it hopes to make a killing flogging chips for tablets, of course, has nothing to do with this announcement.

Intel claims that it has had success on the mobile front within its own organisation through its BYOD programme.

According to the chip maker’s “2012-2013 IT Performance Report” smartphones make up the vast majority of the 23,500 devices that Intel employees are bringing to work. This is 38 percent more than the year before.

Intel employees say they are saving an average of 57 minutes daily by using their own devices, a productivity gain of five million hours in 2012.

Intel’s chief information officer has said in a podcast that by snuggling up to the consumerisation of IT and social computing Intel increased employee productivity and collaboration.

Kim Stevenson said that the role of IT has evolved beyond infrastructure and back-office provider to become the strategic enabler of business growth.

Intel has 16 enterprise mobile applications to the 25 apps it already supports.

Mobile applications include instant messaging, one-click dialing for conference calls, access to internal wikis, collaboration through social media tools and approval of purchase requests using mobile devices.

Meanwhile Chipzilla has a private cloud to support the new tech which it uses to provide services based on the capabilities, location and preferences of an employee’s device.

The report said that Intel was moving from traditional desk phones to soft phones using VoIP technology.

“This change will enable our employees to take their phone service with them wherever they go, further enhancing productivity,” the report explained.