Gartner Survey Shows 10 Percent of Respondents Say Workers Using Employee-Owned Notebooks as Their Primary Work PC in 2009
Enterprises are increasingly considering the use of employee-owned notebooks, and more than 40 percent of organizations have a policy regarding the use of employee-owned PCs, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc.
Companies in the sample expect the average number of workers using employee-owned notebooks as their primary work PC to increase from 10 percent in 2009 to 14 percent by mid-2010. During the past two years, nine out of 10 companies have addressed the issue of employee-owned devices. Nearly half (48 percent) prohibit their use outright; many others (43 percent) have specific policies that allow their use.