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 of 556 CIOs conducted in September shows that 49 per cent 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 per cent say they are working to expand the list to include more consumer devices, with 74 per cent of IT groups still favoring BlackBerry and 67 per cent 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 per cent of those polled say they currently support employee-owned tablets and 59 per cent of IT groups are specifically supporting iPads.

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