BYOD on the rise, but uncertainty remains (infographic)

15 Jun 2012

Bring your own device (BYOD) is on the rise this year, with 71pc of companies accepting the IT trend at some level, but many organisations are still uncertain of how to facilitate the practice, a new infographic shows.

The infographic published by Matrix42 on illustrates results from a Matrix42 survey of 600 enterprise IT professionals.

BYOD involves employees using their own mobile devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablet computers, for work.

The Matrix42 survey findings also reveal there’s really no consensus when it comes to the type of operating system used with respect to BYOD, but Apple’s iOS has the lead at 29.59pc.

There is greater consensus, however, when it comes to mobile device management solutions, with 78pc of organisations saying mobile device management solutions will become an extremely or very important part of IT offerings within the next two years. This could be down to security being a top concern of IT managers when it comes to BYOD.

However, Matrix42’s study reveals that it’s the IT department driving the BYOD charge internally, and mobile device management is not widely implemented today – only 15pc of organisations say they use mobile device management solutions at the moment.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic