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BYOD: Risks, rewards, and how to deal with it


Patrick Lambert revisits some of the basic precautions that need to be taken to deal with the proliferation of employee-owned devices in the workplace.

If you work in a corporate IT environment, then the terms “consumerization of IT” or “Bring your own device (BYOD)” are phrases you have heard many times. People own more gadgets than ever before, and as a result, bring their own smartphones, tablets, and even laptops into work and don’t rely only on equipment issued by the company. This, in turn, can cause a number of issues, some positive and some negative, and pose a challenge to IT administrators. It’s not a new phenomenon, but in the past few years it has become very widespread. An European Union agency last week released a report about the potential risks that this brings. Let’s see what those risks are, and what you, as an IT administrator, should be doing to deal with them.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, BYOD: Risks, rewards, and how to deal with it- TechRepublic Blogs



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