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BYOD: A "Trend Gaining Strength" Heading into 2012

BYOD: A "Trend Gaining Strength" Heading into 2012

by jharrington | November 02, 2011


Results from the latest MDM report by InformationWeek demonstrate the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend has grown considerably in the past year. If the next report's results are consistent with the past two, BYOD will continue growing until it is a complete normality in the enterprise. This year's survey respondents (323 technology professionals from 50+ person business environments) added a considerable margin to the already-high percentages from last year's survey responses that indicated BYOD acceptance, implementation, and/or future planning were a part of their IT strategy.

Here are some of the major takeaways from the report:

✔ 65% of those surveyed expect/predict an increase in the percent of employee-owned smart phones & tablets accessing business resources

✔ 75% are willing to spend either the current level or more than what is already being spent on adoption or expansion of an MDM platform

✔ 35% said in the short term (the next 24 months) the role of smart phones as a productive resource for business-persons will increase significantly from their role at present

✔ Last year, 36% of respondents felt tablets would play a critical role for business productivity at their company in the next 24 months--this year's percentage rose to 79% (a 43% increase!)

✔ The percentage of respondents who reported employees at their company use their own devices at work rose by 11%

✔ 15% fewer respondents deemed their IT department responsible for providing smart phones, tablets, and carriers

These survey results show BYOD is here to stay in a big way; learn how you can become a part of the progressive pack and plan, implement, and support an effective BYOD program in your workplace. What do you think about the BYOD trend?  Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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