Intel survey finds workers prefer to choose their own devices

Survey finds users would rather choose their own brand, or have the convenience of a single PC for both work and home use
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An internal survey conducted by chip giant Intel has found that the majority of its employees would rather choose their own work device than bring their own from home.

Out of the 2,545 employees who participated, 72 per cent stated that they would only be interested in a 'bring your own device' program if Intel themselves contributed to the cost.

Only four per cent of those asked said they would choose to bring their own device to work, regardless of whether Intel paid for it or not.

The survey found that the biggest perception of a BYOD program, is that there is a faster refresh cycle, meaning employees will have the option to upgrade to the latest devices faster.

Stuart Dommett, business development manager at Intel, said: “Employees today aren't making the preference around OS, but they are very much wanting to see more consumer-type operating systems,”

He continued: “They're looking much more for Intel IT to provide them with something that meets those expectations, but is managed and provided to them.”

Other benefits mentioned within the survey included a greater choice than that normally offered by IT, the option to have a machine for both work and home use, and the ability to choose a specific brand.

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