What's obvious to me is how mobile device manufactures have successfully created a paradigm shift in the minds of so many " techno-suffering" employees with "BYOD". First it was the assault on corporate in-house storage in favor "the cloud" and now BYOD - the next perfect "catchy", 'trendy" "win-win" for cost conscious companies who want "happy", "more productive" employees". Give me a break... An all out adoption of corporate BYOD is a win for mobile device manufactures, it puts IT into an unenviable position of having to support personally owned gear (no matter how you try to slice and dice that) and it further exposes company data. Who pays for a stolen BYOD device on company premises? Do we mandate having employees hand over their BYODs on termination to remove/recover/safeguard critical documents? If a device is stolen or lost with sensitive corporate data on it, every employee will feel duty bound to report that in a timely manner right? Company provided, managed and distributed gear is best with a healthy balance of COMPANY PROVIDED new cutting edge tools operated and maintained within sound best practice security frameworks.
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