THE MYTHS OF BYODAlan WallaceSenior Editor - ANEWDOMAIN.netTwitter @wmalanwalan.wallacegmail.com
AS DEFINED BY GARTNERA BYOD strategy allows employees to usethe smartphone or tablet of their choosing,instead of being tied to their employersselection, which has historically been aBlackBerry device.
BYOD WORKS FOR SOMEHanover Public School District is committedto aiding students and staff in creating a21st century learning environment. We arepiloting a new policy which will aid in thisgoal. Students and staff will now be able toaccess our wireless network with theirpersonal devices (laptops, netbooks,tablets, smart phones, etc.) during theschool day.
BUT BYOD HAS RISKS"If employees still want to play Angry Birds, let themget their own devices for doing that and anythingelse they want to do that is not work-related," saidJeff Moss, founder and director of Black Hat.
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THE FACTS: BYODPHENOMENON TAILWAGGING THE DOG• Almost 40 percent of companies will stop providingdevices to workers by 2016, Gartner found, based on aglobal survey of CIOs.• Results of Forrester’s Forrsights Workforce EmployeeSurvey, Q2 2012 show that more than two-thirds ofNorth American and European information workerspersonally choose the smartphones and tablets theyuse for work, and that 46% of employees personallychoose work laptops that are not on the company-approved device list.
BYOD ISSUES• If my cell phone gets lost and the company wipes it –what about my personal data?• If my IPOD is also used by my child – what are thepotential dangers?• Your BYOD Device is a cloud connected, hard driveincluded data transfer device – hello WikiLeaks• If you are OK with sharing company data on a personaldevice – are you also OK sharing personal data withyour IT dept, manager or CEO? What pictures do youhave, what bank statements do you have, what sitesdo you visit? This is also now accessible by youremployer
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