Over the next 5 years, it's forecasted that roughly 30% of enterprises will augment BYOD policies to include "bring your own enhancement" (BYOE) to add focus to augmented staff members. It will be tempting for IT to try and regulate or control human augmentation technology, but the real focus should be to exploit the employee's interest in BYOE to advance the business. We are seeing manufacturing companies currently using wearables to promote worker training or safety, and companies in both travel and healthcare industries are using these devices to boost productivity. What other technologies are companies bringing to their customers including leveraging the use of IoT devices, expanding wearables that support remote users or factory workers, or other technologies considered a BYOE. With these technologies constantly evolving, organizations should contemplate how these enhancements can be leveraged in both the personal and professional lives of the workforce.
Jon Bergman, Chief Information Officer, The LYCRA Company