The number of devices on Camden Council’s network under its ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) scheme has jumped from 74 in 2012 to 171 in 2013 to 252 today to reach an underwhelming 4 percent of the workforce.

The figures, which were released under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act, show that the authority’s employees overwhelmingly prefer Apple products, with the BYOD scheme operating 132 personal iPhones and 60 iPad tablets.

Rival Samsung lags behind with 45 devices in use at the council. There are also a small number of devices from Motorola, HTC, Sony, Nexus and Psion according to the response to the request, which was submitted by UK think tank Parliament Street.

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