This IDC study contains user survey results on current SMB adoption rates for various computing devices, either corporate owned or BYOD (bring your own device), and measures the level of policy engagement for BYOD device access by major access levels. Devices include PCs, smartphones, tablets, and virtual desktops. BYOD policies vary across the spectrum: zero-tolerance policies, email access, corporate application access, and access to proprietary company data. The survey is specific to the United States. Comparisons are made between a 2012 survey and the current 2013 survey to gauge how adoption and BYOD policy uptake has changed over the past year.
"Small businesses have seen the most growth in BYOD device uptake and have responded by implementing policies that govern how those devices are used. This is a marked change from only a year ago when close to half of small firms cited having a zero-access BYOD stance. Now, with the availability of hosted software and easy-to-implement mobile solutions, SMB IT managers feel much more comfortable allowing personal devices access to internal IT resources." — Chris Chute, research director, Global SMB Cloud and Mobility practice
App stores, Desktop PC, Home business, Hybrid clouds, Media tablets, Mobile security and vulnerability management, Mobility, Networked consumer devices, Notebook PC, Security management, Smartphone, Ultra portable PC