As Microsoft's Joel Cherkis said last month, no matter where in the world they are, government workers are using their own smartphones on the job more and more -- and government organizations are making significant technology investments to implement bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies, despite challenges related to security, governance and sometimes even politics.

And the hard numbers associated with BYOD mirror this thinking, according to the following infographic from readwrite.com and Intel, which also notes that 74 percent of IT leaders believe that BYOD can help employees be more productive.