Gartner Research

Bring Your Own Device: New Opportunities, New Challenges

Published: 16 August 2012

ID: G00238131

Analyst(s): David Willis


The rise of "bring your own device" programs is the single most radical shift in the economics of client computing for business since PCs invaded the workplace. In this roundup of Gartner research, IT leaders will find advice and links that address every part of a BYOD strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Is BYOD Happening Now?
  • A New Contract
  • The Current State of BYOD in Business
  • BYOD Programs Can Reduce Cost, but They Typically Do Not
  • Costs to Consider — And the Critical Technologies
  • Getting Started
  • A New User Contract — What the Policy Looks Like
  • It's Not for Every Company, or Every Employee
  • Lessons From the Field
  • What Does the Future Hold?

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