Report: BYOD to drive use of consumer-owned devices at work to 1B

The number of employee-owned smartphones and tablets used in the enterprise market will exceed 1 billion by 2018, as the growing trend of bring your own device redefines business connectivity, according to a new report from Juniper Research. This represents almost 35 per cent of the total installed base of consumer owned tablets and smartphones. This means that a number of issues and implications need to be addressed and a single policy or measure may not be sufficient while devising future BYOD strategies. While BYOD has the potential to benefit organisations in terms of enhanced employee satisfaction and productivity, the threat from unprotected employee mobile devices remains of significant importance, according to the research firm. Report