Tablets, laptops among top devices for BYOD
The results of a new report conducted by security solutions provider ESET in conjunction with research firm Harris Interactive reveal that tablet computers are among employees' top choices when given the option to bring devices from home.
Overall, 81 percent of respondents to the poll say their company has a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy for mobility. Among those, 51 percent of respondents indicate that they use personally owned laptops for work, while 15 percent use their own tablets.
At 56 percent, desktop computers are the most popular personally owned technology used by respondents.
"Waves of mobile digital devices [are] flooding into the workplace, threatening to overwhelm current information security policies, procedures and controls," security researcher Cameron Camp writes for the ESET Threat Blog.
The report also reveals that security should be a higher priority for BYOD users, as fewer than 10 percent of respondents say they use the auto-lock function on their tablets.
Consumerization and BYOD are hardly new challenges with which companies are forced to deal. However, they have gained more attention with the recent boom of enterprise mobility. Network World reports that the mobile boom will continue throughout the year, as more innovative devices and robust applications hit the market.