By the end of 2013, 93 percent of employers plan to initiate mobile work styles, up from 37 percent of employers that offer these arrangements today, according to a survey of senior IT decision-makers by Citrix, a provider of mobile work styles and cloud services.

The survey defines mobile work styles as when employees can access technology and policies that allow them to work when they are outside the office. This includes connecting wirelessly by public networks and personal devices.

Among the survey respondents, 71 percent of say they are implementing mobile work styles to enable employees to work from anywhere while 63 percent say it is to allow people to work from home when necessary. Another 94 percent of respondents say mobile work styles are required for comprehensive business continuity, and 93 percent of respondents say desktop virtualization is an effective foundation for business continuity.

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