Gartner Research

How Work Use Influences Personal Device Purchase Decisions

Published: 13 March 2013

ID: G00249669

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich


Data from our 2012 consumer survey shows that 62% of employed adults use personal devices for work, and in most cases more than once a day. This has a significant impact on private purchase decisions, which device providers targeting consumers need to capitalize on.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The fact that the majority of consumers use private devices daily for work will lead to more demand for devices with features that allow the separation of work and private use on the same device
  • One third of workers now buy a personal device with work in mind, which necessitates a re-evaluation of how hardware providers market their devices
  • 29% of companies reimburse employees for work use of private phones, so future opportunities lie in providers creating hardware with solutions that allow simple financial separation of work and private use

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