Processor magazine, US companies are twice as likely as European firms to allow employees access to their networks using their personal mobile devices.
Gartner is calling the bring your own device (BYOD) trend "the most radical change to the economics and the culture of client computing in business in decades."
BYOD is not without security risks. Because these tablets and smartphones were selected individually by employees, few enterprises have policies that control these devices' privacy, security, or usage. Gartner reports, however, that the IT managers in companies that allow BYOD think of themselves as doing a particularly good job of managing corporate data security.