62 percent of companies to allow BYOD by year's end

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As employees bring their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops to the office, or use them offsite as they take their work home, IT departments are grappling with the growing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.

This change in how people work and the devices they’re working on is leading to many IT departments setting BYOD guidelines to protect company security as employees access email and other potentially proprietary data on their own devices. By setting guidelines, access to data is controlled and productivity can be extended to these devices.

To better understand how IT departments are approaching BYOD, we invited TechRepublic and ZDNet members to take a BYOD Business Strategy Survey. A wide array of responses was received with more than 1,000 people worldwide participating. The following