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The ABCs of BYOD

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    Before implementing a BYOD program, have a thorough understanding of the costs and risks that will be involved. Many organizations mistakenly assume that because the user purchases the device, not the corporation, money is saved. This is not always the case. Be sure to have a complete picture of where money will be saved and spent in a BYOD program.  

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The ABCs of BYOD

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    Before implementing a BYOD program, have a thorough understanding of the costs and risks that will be involved. Many organizations mistakenly assume that because the user purchases the device, not the corporation, money is saved. This is not always the case. Be sure to have a complete picture of where money will be saved and spent in a BYOD program.  

BYOD continues to remain top of mind in the workplace. While many in IT see BYOD as a necessary (and that’s debatable) evil that opens the network up to incalculable security risk, users see it as the next logical step for their productivity and efficiency. In some cases, users even go around IT altogether if BYOD is not permitted. The right BYOD program depends on the unique needs for a particular organization. But no matter what sort of program is implemented, it shouldn’t be done without first setting up a series of guidelines and best practices. Employees need to understand what will and will not be expected and tolerated from them when using their personal devices both inside and outside the office.

With summer vacations coming to an end, now is a good time to take a fresh look at implementing and managing a BYOD program. The following ABCs of BYOD, identified by LANDesk Software, provide you with some do’s and don’ts, pros and cons, for your BYOD program.