turn in an expense claim for the device, the connectivity and any software purchased to
allow connecting to company servers/services? Is this expensed from IT? Added as an
employee "benefit" much like health insurance, pension, 401K plans and such?
To me this entire BYOD idea appears as a "cost shifting", where the employee is now
responsible for the expense, unless allowed to claim the costs. Even in such a case,
it's still a cost shift, from direct IT cost to "employee benefit", which as we know many
companies scrutinize for places to reduce those expenses already.
Nobody wins, despite all the hype and glorifications of BYOD. I didn't even touch on
the device support...who is responsible for fixing a broken device, because it WILL
occur. There are still many questions left unanswered or only half answered, most
of the answers read more like a sales brochure rather than an actual policy.
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