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Gartner: Tablet use is sweet spot in 'bring your own device' craze

Gartner says tablets have huge potential in the workplace BYOD craze looking ahead

Michael Hatamoto | Nov 13, 2014 at 06:00 pm CST (0 mins, 45 secs reading time)

The 'bring your own device' (BYOD) craze in the workplace won't slow down, and instead of focusing on smartphones, will work to encompass tablets. There will be twice as many employee-owned devices used for work than enterprise-owned devices by 2018, according to the Gartner research group.

Gartner: Tablet use is sweet spot in 'bring your own device' craze | TweakTown.com

Companies are saving money by no longer needing to issue as many smartphones and tablets to employees, but sometimes struggle to keep security a priority. However, up to 90 percent of organizations will embrace some level of BYOD through 2017, as employees will continue to use their own devices in the workplace regardless of what their companies decide to do.

"A balanced mix of enterprise-owned and user-owned devices with different levels of stipends will be the most effective way of capitalizing the benefits of BYOD programs, both in terms of cost reduction and in terms of level of access to mobile technology," said Federica Troni, Gartner research director.

Last updated: Nov 16, 2014 at 12:00 am CST

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