May 08, 2012, 4:08 PM —
There's a disconnect in the world of mobile computing and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies in the workplace.
Only one third of CIOs say they allow employees to access corporate networks using personal devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops or other personal-technology choices, according to a survey released today by Robert Half Technology.
CIOs hesitate to allow full BYOD access because they're balancing convenience and flexibility for employees with security and logistical concerns of their employers, according to conclusions in the Robert Half study.
Even among companies that do allow BYOD hardware to connect to the network, only 28 percent offer full technical support. Two thirds of respondents offer limited support, while six percent offer none at all.
Even for those saying explicitly that they support BYOD, that's not a ringing endorsement. Other surveys rate mobile everything and BYOD as prom-queen hot among both road warrior and stay-at-home employees.
That's been true since the first iPhones came out. More recent incentives are based on business results, however, not vanity.