Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: BYOD Finds Fans in ITBy 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.
The average number of connected devices in use by a "knowledge worker" is 2.8, according to Cisco.
By 2014, Cisco predicts that knowledge workers will have an average of 3.3 devices each by 2014.
76 percent of respondents believe that allowing employees to bring in their own devices can be "extremely positive" for the company at large.
84 percent of respondents say that their IT departments provide some support for the personal devices that employees bring into the workplace.
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.
40 percent of respondents say employees are most concerned about being able to choose the device they want to use at the office.
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.
69 percent of respondents report that unapproved applications are "much more prevalent" now than they were two years ago.
Security and Privacy
The two biggest issues respondents believe they'll face as BYOD increases over time are security and privacy.