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Bring your own device (BYOD) policy

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  • Provided by TechRepublic Premium
  • Published January 13, 2020
  • Topic TechRepublic Premium
  • Format PDF

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has helped business save money on technological spending by allowing employees to use their own mobile devices, tablets or other electronics to conduct company operations.

The convenience of letting users rely upon devices they are familiar with (and for which they have their own support) has also made workers more efficient and reduced their dependency on the IT department for trouble-shooting, repairing, or replacing devices.

Of course, this flexibility comes with another sort of price: The need to establish proper guidelines for usage and control of these devices as well as what they can access and what steps should be followed in the event of loss, theft, or employment termination. Since employees use their devices for personal and/or recreational activities, this can pose more risk for the organization than the exclusive use of business-owned devices.

This policy from TechRepublic Premium describes the steps that the company and its employees will follow when connecting personal computers and devices to organization systems and networks.

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