Gartner: By 2017, half of employers will implement BYOD program

Fri, May 3, 2013: A global survey of CIOs by Gartner Inc’s Executive Programs found 38 per cent of companies expect to implement “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) and stop providing devices to workers by 2016.

BYOD strategy is defined by Gartner as an alternative strategy that allows employees, business partners and other users to use a personally selected and purchased client device to execute enterprise applications and access data.

According to Gartner, companies in the U.S. are twice as likely to allow BYOD as those in Europe, where BYOD has the lowest adoption of all the regions. In contrast, employees in India, China and Brazil are most likely to be using a personal device, typically a standard mobile phone, at work. However, implementing BYOD does increase risks and has made security is the top concern for BYOD.

Author: VSDaily Editor

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