Gartner reported that by 2017, approximately 50 percent of all companies will make their employees use personal smartphones for work. While this could save money and make these employees more efficient, Galen Gruman wrote on InfoWorld that unintended consequences may emerge as a result of a forced bring your own device policy.

One reason is the protective separation between business and personal data, whether it means using mobile device management to wipe a device or having app containers or receiving an email with sensitive information.

"That foundation goes away when you require BYOD," Gruman wrote on the website. "Even if you tell an employee which smartphones and tablet models to choose from - similar to how 'buy your own uniform' works - you can't tell the employee which personal apps and services to use on their device. Complex, ever-changing passwords also become unlikely requirements to enforce; after all, most of the day, that smartphone is used for personal activities. Who wants to keep entering a password to be able to tweet or see a family photo?"

Perhaps more authoritative organizations can pull this off, as many implement similarly stringent dress code policies, but he noted that smartphones, tablets and PCs are different, as they intermingle personal information with business data. Forcing BYOD all but guarantees that knowledgeable workers are in charge of their information and processes, which means companies must plan for security in greater detail than before.

Gruman said that unfortunately for most companies, they may not fully understand what the decision to force BYOD really means and there will likely be a messy transition with some unintended consequences that could be easily avoided with a better plan in place. No matter the industry, he believes these discussions on forced BYOD will make the consumerization debates in recent years look much easier.

In the prediction of this forced BYOD trend, David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said these strategies have been some of the most radical changes in the economy and culture of business. There have been many benefits, but he believes the case needs to be better evaluated in most organizations.

"Most leaders do not understand the benefits, and only 22 percent believe they have made a strong business case," he said on Gartner's website. "Like other elements of the Nexus of Forces (cloud, mobile, social and information), mobile initiatives are often exploratory and may not have a clearly defined and quantifiable goal, making IT planners uncomfortable."