Make BYOD easier with the help of these five apps

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - it's not only becoming an important element for end users, it's becoming a necessity for businesses. BYOD offers up a possible cost savings for companies and more mobility for users. But with the possibilities of BYOD, comes hurdles to leap. Some of those hurdles (such as security) fall into the hands of the company. Other hurdles, such as ease of transition, fall squarely on the shoulders of the end user. Although the inherent mobility of many devices make for easy transition, it is necessary to take advantage of applications to make switching between home and office easy.

Here are five possible applications that can aid in your transition. These application vary in platform, but all should help make BYOD a user-friendly task.

Five Apps

1. SpiderOak

SpiderOak is yet another data syncing tool. But unlike Dropbox (or other syncing software), SpiderOak isn't just your average syncing software.

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