When it comes to employee-owned smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices in the workplace, the numbers do the talking. A recent survey by The Aberdeen Group found that 72 percent of responding companies allowed the practice known as BYOD—bring your own device.1 And Information Week, in its own study, found that 65 percent of organizations expect BYOD adoption to increase.
The business use of personal devices has surged dramatically. Between 2008 and 2010, the number of companies allowing phones based on the Google Android platform went from zero to 43 percent. And the use of Apple iPhones accelerated from 28 percent to 66 percent.
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