Majority of Belgian businesses allow telework

Friday 3 February 2017 | 11:00 CET | News

A majority of Belgian businesses allow telework, according to research by the telecom users association Beltug. The group partnered with operators Orange, Proximus and Telenet to commission a study by GfK on the ICT market. It found that 81 percent of organisations with more than 200 employees allow staff to use their laptop or tablet at home. Half said such use could only be for work, while almost a third also allow personal use of the devices. 

Furthermore, a third of companies allow staff to use their personal mobile phone for work purposes (BYOD) and also to access the corporate network. Other findings include 29 percent of large companies are already using unified communications, and 15 percent are preparing to implement UC. Microsoft and Cisco are the most common suppliers. Over four in ten (43%) said they had no plans for UC. Over a quarter (28%) use free communications apps, such as Skype and WhatsApp. 

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