BYOD: Bring Your Own Devices or Bring Your Own Disasters?

Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 5.00.50 PMBy Denise Kim

What happens when personal phones are no longer for personal use? Gone are the days where we were issued separate business phones. We have entered into a new era where personal devices are used for work and work devices are used for personal use.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is widely adopted to refer to employees who bring their own computing devices to the workplace for use and connectivity on the secure corporate network. It refers to an increasing trend of employees using personal devices in the workplace or for work purposes. BYOD policies have become an increasing trend in the workforce with more than 50% of midmarket organizations supporting BYOD as a way to boost productivity and reduce costs with the highest percentage of support coming from the legal sector. BYOD policies have the benefit of saving costs and increasing productivity since users have more sharing capabilities. Such sharing capabilities give employees more ability and freedom to share information on mobile devices. Continue reading