According to the survey, 46% of workers with Wi-Fi access in their office have experienced delays logging on or accessing an application, while 39% have noticed they are running more slowly now than before.
The research revealed that 76% believe their organisations need to take further steps to fulfil the potential productivity gains that smart devices offer.
In the survey, 84% said they think adopting a BYOD policy confers a competitive advantage and 26% of IT managers think that all workers understand their access requirements or permissions for their mobile devices.
Cisco director of enterprise networks EMEAR Gordon Thomson said the company has implemented a BYOD model internally, starting with mobile phones in 2009, and managed to lower its costs per employee by 25%.
"Over the last few years, we have added 82 per cent more devices to our base with 28 per cent more users," Thomson said.
BT Global Services VP of global portfolio Neil Sutton said with networks creaking under the demands of smart devices, 76% of users convinced that their organisation needs to step up to the opportunity, it’s clear that enabling BYOD in its many forms is about much more than simply cool devices and a mobile contract.
"Organisations need to consider elements of device compatibility, security, Wi-Fi, network, application performance, with a focus on driving costs down," Sutton said.
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