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By 2016, Half of Companies Will Insist You Bring Your Own Device to Work, Survey Says

There have been plenty of predictions about the "bring your own device" trend, but that's not stopping Gartner from making a few more. Gartner's latest research shows 38 percent of companies expect to stop providing devices to workers by 2016 and half of companies will mandate BYOD by 2017.

By 2016, Half of Companies Will Insist You Bring Your Own Device to Work, Survey Says

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 to execute enterprise  applications and access data. Many think of smartphones and tablets in the context of BYOD, but Gartner also includes PCs in the mix.

"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. "The benefits of BYOD include creating new mobile  workforce opportunities, increasing employee satisfaction, and reducing or avoiding costs."

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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 to execute enterprise  applications and access data. Many think of smartphones and tablets in the context of BYOD, but Gartner also includes PCs in the mix.

"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. "The benefits of BYOD include creating new mobile  workforce opportunities, increasing employee satisfaction, and reducing or avoiding costs."

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By 2016, Half of Companies Will Insist You Bring Your Own Device to Work, Survey Says