backtop


Print 23 comment(s) - last by TSS.. on May 4 at 4:27 PM

Employees will be required to use their own devices in the office within the next few years

A new study published by research firm Gartner found that one significant change in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is coming. According to the study, by 2017 half of all employers will require workers to supply their own smartphones and tablets for work needs.

The research firm believes that companies that offer company-owned smartphones or stipends to purchase your own device will become the exception among enterprise employers. 38% of all companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016 according to the study. The study says that all of those companies that plan to stop providing workers with devices will expect the workers to use their own gadgets.
 
The study found that roughly half of all corporate environments supporting BYOD currently provide partial reimbursement for devices.

Interestingly, the study also found that companies within the United States are twice as likely to allow employees to bring their own devices to work as those in Europe. Europe currently boasts the lowest adoption of all regions for BYOD policies.
 
Gartner also says that workers in India, China, and Brazil are the most likely to be using their own device at the office.

Source: Computer World



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

how does this work if you root your phone?
By mackx on 5/2/2013 11:46:02 AM , Rating: 2
if they have apps that wont work unless the phone is secure? in that scenario i'd end up having to get 2 phones surely? which would lead to me forgetting one or the other at some point since root is not optional




By jimbojimbo on 5/2/2013 2:04:09 PM , Rating: 2
Easy. You pay for your one line and the company pays for your other line but you would probably still have to buy a 2nd phone for the work one.


"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki