Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT

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Methodology
 The CIO Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) survey was conducted with the objective of collecting opinions of technology decision-makers regarding the trend of allowing employees to select and purchase personal devices such as laptops, and smartphones for use at work.  Members of the CIO LinkedIn Forum were invited to take on an online survey between July 25, 2011 and August 3, 2011.  Results are based on 476 respondents who indicated they are involved in technology purchase decisions at their organizations. Not every respondent answered every question.  A broad range of industries are represented including high tech, telecom & utilities (15%), manufacturing (15%), financial services (14%), government & education (14%), healthcare (9%), retail, wholesale and distribution (8%) and business services (7%).  Company size distribution is as follows: <1,000 employees: 41%, >1,000 employees: 59%. Company origin is as follows: United States (55%), Western Europe (19%) and Asia Pacific (11%).  Percentages for questions where respondents could select only one answer may not sum to 100 due to rounding  Respondents were given the following definition at the beginning of the survey: “By Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) we mean the strategy of allowing employees to select and purchase the device or devices they want to use to do their jobs, such as PC’s, laptops, smartphones or tablets. These devices are the property of the employees, who take them along if they leave the company.”

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Approach to Bring Your Own Technology
Approach currently
80%

Approach in 12-18 months

70%

60%

50%

69%
46%
24%
Employees are encouraged to select and purchase their own technology to use for work but it is not mandatory

40%

30%

20%

37%
6% 3%

10% 4%

10%

0

Employees are required to select and purchase their own technology to use for work

We do not allow employees to purchase their own technology to use for work

Not sure

Q: Which of the following best describes your organization’s approach to Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) currently?

Q: Which of the following do you anticipate will best describe your organization’s approach to Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) 12 – 18 months from now?

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Source: CIO Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Survey, August 2011

Smartphones Top the List of Allowed Technology Devices
95% 93% 80% 66% 52% 43% 35% 92%
Currently In 12-18 Months

11% 11%

9% 8% 2%

Smartphones

Tablets

Laptops

Netbooks

Desktops

Other

Not sure

Q:Which of the following do you allow employees to purchase for use at work currently? Base: allow employees to select & purchase their own technology for work (130) Q: Which of the following will you allow employees to purchase for use at work 12-18 months from now? Base: allow employees to select & purchase their own technology for work 12-18 months from now (249)

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Source: CIO Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Survey, August 2011

Personal Devices Used for the Workplace

Less than 6 months

6-12 months

12-24 months

More than 24 months Not sure

Q: How long has your organization allowed or required its employees to select and purchase their own personal devices to use at work? Base: will allow employees to select & purchase their own technology for work (131)

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Source: CIO Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Survey, August 2011

Majority of Respondents Top IT Executives

75%
Yes

25%
No

Q: Are you the top IT executive at your company or business?

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Source: CIO Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Survey, August 2011

For more information on CIO’s Bring Your Own Technology research findings, please contact: Adam Dennison VP/Publisher CIO adennison@cio.com 508-935-4087

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