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Consumerization Is Here: Surveys From Trend Micro Confirm That BYOD Is Overtaking The Workplace And That Device Security Is Top Concern

Surveys show that enterprises are still struggling to address the issue of consumerization
CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro announced today that a survey conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Trend Micro shows that across the U.S. and Europe, the majority (78 percent) of enterprise IT decision makers say that employees are already using consumer devices to conduct company business. This is further supported by another survey, also commissioned by Trend Micro and conducted by Decisive Analytics, which shows how the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) phenomenon is not only prevalent in enterprises, but device security is a top concern for these companies.

Information from these two surveys commissioned by Trend Micro, entitled "Key Strategies to Capture and Measure the Value of Consumerization of IT" by Forrester Consulting and "Mobile Consumerization Trends & Perceptions" by Decisive Analytics, can be found below.

Consumerization and Device Security

The most telling result from the Key Strategies to Capture and Measure the Value of Consumerization of IT survey is the fact that 78 percent of enterprises are currently instituting BYOD programs. Breaking out the numbers from these programs, 60 percent of respondents include smartphones in BYOD strategies and

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