Call it a movement of sorts, but employees are increasingly ditching their company issued computers and smartphones in favor of using their own devices to get work done. One big reason: Their company's tech is, well, terrible.
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"They are primarily doing this because they have better technology at home. Their devices are better than what they would be given at work," said Jennifer Bélissent, a principal analyst at Forrester who advises CIOs and vendor strategists.
In fact, over 60 percent of employees worldwide report they have used a personal device for work, according to Gartner research.
Not surprisingly, millennials are are at the forefront of the trend.
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"This new generation of workers has always used their personal devices in their school, and they have never been without these. So they see it as a step backward when they enter the workforce and get a heavy computer or antiquated smartphone," said David Willis, the head of mobility and communications research for Gartner.
"Companies don't really have a choice. These young employees are going to attempt to connect devices online whether you like it or not."
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