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What is the BYOD Trend and Why Would Employers Care?

There is a new workplace movement afoot that may seem almost counterintuitive to some employers. It’s called BYOD (bring your own device). It is sometimes called by a fancier name – “Mobile Enterprise Management.”

Basically, it’s a work policy that permits employees to bring their own smartphones, laptops and/or tablets to their workplace. Employees would then use these devices to access proprietary company data and applications. This practice has its pros and cons, its fans and its foes – but it is gathering speed.

Read more about it here:

GWI blog – http://www.gwi.net/policy/blog/the-pros-and-cons-of-byod-bring-your-own-device/

CIO  – http://www.cio.com/article/706560/7_Tips_for_Establishing_a_Successful_BYOD_Policy

Search Security – http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/feature/BYOD-security-strategies-Balancing-BYOD-risks-and-rewards

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