I’m sure many of you have seen that we launched a global study of 700 CIOs a couple of weeks ago revealing that 92% of organisations are aware that employees are using their own devices in the workplace and 94% intend to have a formal BYO policy in place by mid-2013, up from 44 per cent today.
The research also found that attracting and retaining the highest quality talent, increased worker productivity and mobility and greater employee satisfaction, as well as reducing IT costs, are the primary drivers of BYO adoption.
To look into this topic further, the Citrix UK team is hosting a ‘BYO & Beyond’ briefing with IDC next week. If you haven’t registered yet, time and space is running out!
We’re holding the event at our Chalfont Park House office from 9.30am on Wednesday 5th October. It will finish by 12.30 with a networking lunch with your peers.
For end user customers only, the briefing will be led by Chris Ingle, senior research director and analyst at IDC Europe. Chris will discuss the need to reconsider client computing strategies to take advantage of changes in the workplace and how to gain greater productivity from an increasingly technologically diverse workforce. He will offer advice about making IT more robust, secure and flexible for the business and also talk through IDC’s recent Desktop Virtualisation MarketScape report.
Additional speakers will include our very own James Stevenson, area vice president UK, Ireland and South Africa covering the results of our BYO Index research spanning 700 senior IT decision makers globally and Martin Kelly, our VP for EMEA IT services and the man responsible for developing and introducing our BYO policy.
The event will finish at 12.30. To register, please click here and I’ll send you a meeting request as confirmation by return.
Hopefully see you there!