Number of Figures: 18
This IDC study considers all aspects of bring your own device (BYOD) from an end-user perspective. We survey the views of 250 Australian employees by four roles: manager (e.g., middle management, VP, director), specialists, which require high-performance computing (e.g., graphic designer, engineer); content producers (e.g., product, marketing managers); and mobile employees (e.g., sales associated, consultants, field workers). We then cross-reference the results with the region, which includes a total of 1,800 respondents in seven countries. The survey reveals the number of businesses that are keeping the corporate-liable policy through to BYOD/employee-liable policies. It then considers the types of policies in place and implications. The survey also reveals how employees interact with devices across all form factors, workloads they each support, and relationship with IT departments.
"If this survey had one takeaway, the majority of businesses have jettisoned from corporate-liable policies, and BYOD is in the clear majority. However, nearly half of these businesses have no formal a policy that puts IT and data security in harm's way," says Dustin Kehoe, associate director, IDC Australia. "The one surprise is if employees were given the choice of a personal device for work, BlackBerry is the top pick. The sentiment extends across all form factors in the survey and consistent across the region."