In pictures: 12 big BYOD predictions for 2014

If you were just getting comfortable with BYOD, brace yourself for new twists and turns. CIOs can expect more devices to enter the enterprise in consumer clothing, real security threats to emerge, new MDM options and much more in 2014.

Year of the BYOD Mandate? Two years ago, VMware made an aggressive move with BYOD by requiring all 6,000 employees in the United States to use personal smartphones for work. Last summer, a Gartner survey of CIOs showed mandatory BYOD gaining steam, prompting Gartner to predict that half of employers will require employees to supply their own device for work purposes by 2017. Then the call for mandatory BYOD quieted down in the latter part of last year.

So will we hear the mandatory BYOD chatter starting up again in 2014? As BYOD becomes the new normal, we're predicting a few more companies will put the onus on employees to buy and use their own smartphones for work as a condition of employment.

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