Citrix surveys GITEX visitors

35% of regional executives bring their own computers to work

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Citrix surveys GITEX visitors Citrix Systems, has revealed that 35% of the region’s IT professionals have adopted the bring your own computer to work trend.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  October 17, 2011

Virtual computing solutions provider, Citrix Systems, has revealed that 35% of the region's IT professionals have adopted the bring your own computer to work trend, but a lack of corporate awareness threatens to hamper companies in realising the full benefits of this, according to a survey conducted by Citrix.

The survey, conducted at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai questioned 100 executives.

The survey also revealed that these executives expressed a preference for using fewer devices in their daily life, with 81% of executives having up to four devices in total and 64% retain separate devices for work and personal environments, while 31% currently appreciate the benefits of adopting a converged technology solution.

"A ‘Bring Your Own Computer' strategy can deliver impact across the organisation -  from simplifying infrastructure for the IT director, to reducing costs and increasing flexibility of business operations, and providing a more personalised working environment for employees," said Peder Ulander, vice president of product marketing for the Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix.

"Whilst one-third of executives that we surveyed at GITEX are already blurring the lines between office and home technology, the majority do not appear to appreciate the full extent of benefits on offer. We are working with universities, corporate and government organisations throughout the region on BYOC strategies and identify education amongst IT professionals is key to meeting growing user demands for mobility and flexibility."

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