Are BYOD and security opposing IT initiatives?
Over the past year, BYOD (bring your own device) has become a hot topic in both small businesses and large corporations. Allowing employees to bring their own device gives them flexibility for where and when they can work. However, without proper security IT can quickly lose control of corporate data. Should your business have a BYOD policy? The articles below share some insight on how to create a safe BYOD atmosphere while maintaining control over company files.
"How the Cloud Can Save You From a 'BYOD' Tech Nightmare" by Amy Gahran, Entrepreneur
"BYOD-friendly or BYOD-adverse? Critical criteria for picking a cloud vendor" by Anthony Kennada, GigaOm
"Dual-identity smartphones could bridge BYOD private, corporate divide" by Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
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