BYOD Taking the Enterprise by Storm

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-27-2012

BYOD Taking the Enterprise by Storm

A surprising 45 percent of IT directors say that their personal hardware and software is far more useful to them in the office than those solutions provided by their employers.

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Even better, CSC found in its survey of over 300 respondents that 88 percent of those folks believe employee morale is improved with the institution of BYOD.

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However, IT isn't all smiles: nearly three in four respondents say that they expect increased security issues from allowing consumer-focused mobile devices in the office.

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BYOD is boosting cloud-computing adoption. In fact, 33 percent of respondents say that their chief reason for adopting the cloud is to ensure employees have greater access to information across both corporate and personal products.

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Environmental concerns are also driving cloud adoption. In fact, 57 percent of respondents say that they want to go green and reduce overall energy consumption in the office.

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CSC found that 43 percent of respondents reported IT projects were the most costly in their budgets this year. Last year, IT projects settled into 11th place in its study.

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In 2011, outsourcing was employed by 30 percent of respondents, due to the cost savings that typically come with that strategy.

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This year, CSC found that three-fourths of respondents outsourced over a quarter of their IT services, a dramatic jump over the prior year.

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In the end, though, IT is on the rise. CSC found that 40 percent of companies are currently increasing their IT budgets.

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Just 5 percent of respondents say that they expect IT budgets to decline in the next year.

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