BYOD: Agility through consistent delivery

January 2012
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BYOD - Employees using personal devices to access corporate networks, applications and data: PwC

At a glance

The consumerization of IT has become an unstoppable force. This trend, also referred to as “bring your own device” or BYOD, describes an environment in which employees use personal technology – laptops, smart phones, tablets, and even desktop PCs – to access corporate networks, applications and data.

Information workers today are increasingly tech-savvy and self-empowered. The typical employee owns an assortment of laptops, smartphones, tablets and PCs that are often more advanced than what most information technology departments can offer.

Not surprisingly, many employees prefer to access corporate resources using their own technology because it is familiar, powerful and already an integral part of their everyday lives.

The consumerization of IT has become an unstoppable force. This trend, also referred to as “bring your own device” or BYOD, describes an environment in which employees use personal technology – laptops, smart phones, tablets, and even desktop PCs – to access corporate networks, applications and data. A recent global survey of CIOs found that 28 percent of their workforce is currently using personal devices for work-related tasks, and this percentage is expected to rise to 35 percent by mid-2013.