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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

Peter Holmes

As Creative Director of Barefoot Solutions, Peter is an interaction design specialist focusing heavily on UI and UX design. Although his background is in psychology and neuroscience, he also manages the day-to-day operations of the development team to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

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