Gartner has predicted that more companies are set to consider allowing their employees to own their work PC, in effort to make savings in the current economic climate.
According to research by the company, the average proportion of workers who use their own notebooks as their primary work device is set to increase from its current rate of 10 per cent to 14 per cent by the middle of next year.
Annette Jump, research director at the organisation, pointed out that the take-up on this sort of scheme has varied greatly in the past.
She added: "In the current climate of cost containment, large enterprises are exploring all possibilities offered by alternative client computing architectures and device solutions and that includes employee-owned PCs."
The survey by the company was carried out earlier this year and involved IT managers from the US, Germany and the UK.
Last week, Gartner released a survey regarding the global external controller-based disk storage which showed quarterly decline, but suggested the sector may be stabilising.