My company, SolarWinds, recently ran a survey with Network World (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/041712-byod-258264.html), and it confirms some of what you point to in your article. Namely that for IT pros, the influx of personal mobile devices to the corporate network raises security concerns, creates management challenges, and swamps the help desk with support calls. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents cited that they need management help in dealing with BYOD.
And despite the myriad security concerns and manageability challenges, there are positive effects associated with the BYOD trend. For example, among the respondents whose companies allow personal mobile devices to access the corporate network, 46.2% said the policy has increased productivity among end users. A similar number (47.2%) said it has increased end users' ability to work from home.
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