Bring your own device to work a growing trend: Gartner
Soon, you will bring your coffee and lug your own device to work. An Economic Times report quoted a global survey by Gartner and said that by 2017 the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend will become mainstream.
As BYOD programmes become more commonplace, 38 per cent companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2017, according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner, a research firm. “BYOD strategies are the most radical change to the economics and the culture of client computing in business in decades,” said David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, in a release.
Gartner defines a BYOD strategy as an alternative strategy that allows employees, business partners and other users to use a personally selected and purchased client device (like a tablet, a laptop or a smartphone) to execute enterprise applications and access data, the ET report said. It typically spans smartphones and tablets, but the strategy may also be used for PCs. It may or may not include a subsidy.
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