Regardless of the concerns CIOs have seen BYO trends take flight, and even expand to BYO desktop or laptop policies. According to the Gartner study, 40 percent of global 1000 firms will stop supplying PCs by 2016, relying on employees to use their own preferred system.
"Today's workforce includes contractors, outsourcers and remote employees," states an infographic (pictured right) by Moka5, an enterprise end-user computing firm. "Supplying, securing and supplying all those PCs is inefficient, costly, and wastes precious IT resources."
By and large, the computers and mobile devices we purchase for ourselves are going to be better than the ones offered by an enterprise. The willingness (or perhaps just acceptance) of employees to provide their own device for a preferred user experience is not worth ignoring. It should be fostered. Especially with Garnter's finding that 59% of BYODers get more work done on their own device.
In this BYO-everything environment, David Appelbaum, senior VP of marketing at Moka5, says companies save twice; on capital expenditure and operating expenditure. "Especially for remote employees and contractors, it is better they use their own devices and support it themselves."
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