The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at a recent study that says the iPhone is the most popular workplace phone. This is all part of a trend called the consumerization of IT, in which IT departments are increasingly responding to the preferences of users instead of dictating what technologies employees use. This trend has powerful implications on all mobile-phone companies, but Apple could see the most outsized opportunity, since its corporate reach has historically been limited.

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