Exclusive research shows CIOs embrace consumerization of IT

Workers today want more and more flexibility between home and the office and companies are warming up to that idea. The 2011 CIO Magazine Consumerization of IT Survey, conducted in September with a base of 556 CIOs, shows that 49% are allowing their employees to do work on personal devices from home or the office.

Currently most companies aren't yet able to support every possible operating system and device but 44% say they are working to expand the list to include more consumer devices, with 74% of IT groups still favoring BlackBerry and 67% sticking with Apple's iOS.

Tablets, a relatively new addition to the list of consumer devices used in the enterprise, are quickly catching up to smartphones in adoption. Forty-eight percent of those polled say they currently support employee-owned tablets and 59% of IT groups are specifically supporting iPads.

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