Learn how to take control of and benefit from the bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) phenomenon--without losing corporate data. This free, downloadable special edition describes what your BYOD policy should cover and outlines the risks you need to manage.
By CIO Staff
The fact that your employees—not to mention your CEO—are bringing their own devices to work is well-known. Now the question is, how can your IT department approach this BYOD phenomenon?
Today’s IT shops are struggling to find their way through the nebulous territory that lies between their natural control-freak tendencies and their new goal of giving employees the freedom to use personal smartphones and tablets for work. That’s why the editors of CIO magazine and CIO.com have produced this Digital Spotlight on BYOD: to help you navigate between those two poles.
Your BYOD Field Guide shows you how to establish a policy about who owns what, who pays for what and who protects the data. And it will help you evaluate the inherent risks of a BYOD program that allows corporate trade secrets to reside on mobile devices, next to family photos and apps from who-knows-where.
BYOD promises benefits such as greater innovation, better work-life balance and improved productivity-but it could also bring IT headaches unless you take the prudent steps outlined in this Digital Spotlight.