A new study from IT research and advisory firm Gartner has revealed that the majority of businesses have implemented a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy.
An estimated 90 per cent of firms have already done so and a further 86 per cent claim they intend to deploy media tablets such as the Apple iPad by the end of this year.
General manager at SolutionsPT.com Phil Gillard recently said companies can rest assured BYOD offers a range of benefits that far outweigh the difficulties associated with implementing it.
However, Gartner warned that there are many security issues that enterprises should take into account before they fully commit to mobile computing.
The use of privately owned devices and the deployment of new mobile platforms were identified as two of the top concerns.
"Mature regions are more concerned with security and data privacy regulations for immature MDM [master data management] than emerging regions," research director at Gartner Chae-Gi Lee commented.