BYOD App Preferences of the City Hall of San Fernando
Mark Anthony Gali1, William Emmanuel Yu2
1Mark Anthony Gali, Connected with the College of Computer Science, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University South La Union Campus, Agoo La Union, Philippines.
2William Emmanuel Yu, Senior Vice President for Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Novare Technologies, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Manuscript received on December 20, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2014. | Manuscript published on December 25, 2014. | PP:47-55 | Volume-3, Issue-2, December 2014. | Retrieval Number: B0877123214
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Abstract: This is a study designed to determine the suitability and willingness of the City of San Fernando to go BYOD and is based on previous study of the researcher entitled “BYOD: Connectivity Option for Alaminos Municipal Hall”. This study was enhanced to determine if San Fernando Municipal Hall is ready to implement BYOD with all the advantages it offers in terms of mobility, cost, technology familiarity, flexibility, and agility; and if they if they are willing to adopt this innovation in their workplace. The previous findings of the study trigger another query whether other municipalities are open to this innovation. Thus, the research came across with a follow up study but this time it sought to determine the suitability and willingness of the City of San Fernando to go BYOD. This research adopts the same methodology and questionnaire from the previous study. Previous research did not tackle on existing IT literacy and capability of the municipality. But for this research, specifically it aims to answer the following questions: (1) What is the existing IT literacy and capability; (2) What are the factors that the municipality will consider in implementing BYOD; (3) What are the preferred BYO devices in terms of a. cost, b. specification, c. features, and d. technical support; (4) What are the potential benefits of using BYOD in the workplace compared to traditional IT; and (5) What is the significant difference between BYOD and traditional IT as perceived by employees. The findings are aligned with the previous study made by the researcher. This means perception of both cities is the same in terms of BYOD adoption and connectivity options. Based on the findings, security is the most important factor that needs to consider in the adoption of BYOD as represented by the 100% perception of the respondents both in San Fernando and Alaminos. There are many criteria wherein the two municipalities were different in terms of frequency and percentage such as Laptop as device issued by employer (Alaminos – 100% while San Fernando – 90%); perception if company ensure they comply with specific guidelines in using their personal device(s) for work purposes (e.g., no personal photos, limited app downloads) (Alaminos – 66% while San Fernando – 60%); Lastly, based from the t-test output there is significant difference between BYOD and Traditional IT along mobility, cost, technology familiarity, flexibility, and agility.
Keywords: BYOD, Consumerization of IT, La Union, LGU
(Local Government Unit)