Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: BYOD Finds Fans in IT

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-05-2012

Everybody's Doing It

Nearly all respondents (95 percent) said that their companies allow employees to bring their own devices into the office.

Everybody's Doing It

Connected Workers

The average number of connected devices in use by a "knowledge worker" is 2.8, according to Cisco.

Connected Workers

Plugged In

By 2014, Cisco predicts that knowledge workers will have an average of 3.3 devices each by 2014.

Plugged In

Extremely Positive

76 percent of respondents believe that allowing employees to bring in their own devices can be "extremely positive" for the company at large.

Extremely Positive

IT Support

84 percent of respondents say that their IT departments provide some support for the personal devices that employees bring into the workplace.

IT Support

Fully Backed

More than one third (36 percent) of respondents say that their IT departments provide full support for the personal devices that employees bring into the office.

Fully Backed

Picky Workers

40 percent of respondents say employees are most concerned about being able to choose the device they want to use at the office.

Picky Workers

Personal Use

Productivity watchdogs beware: The second-biggest reason respondents gave for wanting to bring their own devices into the office is to perform personal activities at work.

Personal Use

Unapproved Apps

69 percent of respondents report that unapproved applications are "much more prevalent" now than they were two years ago.

Unapproved Apps

Security and Privacy

The two biggest issues respondents believe they'll face as BYOD increases over time are security and privacy.

Security and Privacy