Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Gartner BYOD Study Explores Strategies and Costs

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-13-2012
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All About Mobility

Wondering why BYOD is happening now and at such an alarming rate? According to Gartner, it all comes down to mobile devices. Over half of U.S. adults own a smartphone and they want to use them for work.
It's clear that there's no turning back the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. No doubt in your role as CIO, you're hit with requests daily from employees who want to to bring their own devices into the office to use for work. In some cases, that means using an iPhone or Android-based smartphone. In others, it means allowing them to use an iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab. Some even want to use their own laptops. Whatever the case, research firm Gartner earlier this summer reported that the vast majority of IT leaders are warming to the BYOD concept. On August 29, Gartner released a follow-up report that includes advice and data to address every aspect of implementing a BYOD strategy, including costs, user contracts, and policies. Here are 10 highlights.


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