As more companies start to introduce a "bring-your-own-device" program to their company, more are starting to become concerned about the ramifications of employees bringing their own smartphones and tablets to work. A mobile device management program should be sought out by these businesses to help ease their minds.

A recent survey by Amdocs shows that 73 percent of companies expect to see a 10 to 25 percent growth in BYOD requests, which would most likely reduce costs by 10 to 25 percent, but Ari Banerjee, a senior analyst at Heavy Reading, said this creates new complexities for both companies and the employees that bring their own devices. Both parties need to work to keep the company's best security interests in mind when bringing their own devices to work.

Midsize Insider said BYOD cannot be ignored by IT departments, as there are a range of positives associated with the trend, including cost reduction and improvement in employee productivity.

The news source said mid-market IT managers and professionals need to start considering BYOD options and figuring out how they can secure all of these devices. A mobile device management program may be the best route, as it gives companies a way to securely view and control devices on their network.