According to recent reports, the average business traveler carries three mobile devices for work and 25% of IT decision makers believe desk phones will be replaced by mobile phones within two years. The data points to an increasingly mobile workforce, one that expects a single user experience for accessing unified communications (UC) applications and services across all their preferred devices -- whether it is an employer-issued smartphone or an employee's BYOD tablet device.
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Big companies, even those with demanding <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/security.html">security</a> needs, are nonetheless allowing employees to use personally owned <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/061510-smartphone-history.html">smartphones</a> and tablets for work, according to a new survey. And increasingly, it is employees and not the companies that are bearing the costs -- for the devices, and cellular data plans.