By 2017, half of the world's employers will have instituted mandatory bring-your-own-device programs, but workers shouldn't expect their bosses to foot the entire bill, analysts say. According to a new report from Gartner, since most companies reimburse employees only for the service portion of their smartphone plan, mandatory BYOD will likely lead to additional financial burdens on some employees and could give rise to other problems as well -- such as how to handle a worker whose credit rating is too low to qualify for a high-end device.

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