BYOD: Where the Employee and the Enterprise Intersect

Source: Mark R. Waterfill and Christopher A. Dilworth, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 40 no. 2, Autumn 2014
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Employees are availing themselves of smart phones, tablets, and other personal handheld devices to perform the duties that encompass their employment. At this point, bring your own device programs – or “BYOD” should not be a question of “if” a company should implement, but a question of “how” to implement a program that will succeed in cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and improving employee relations and morale. The authors of this article discuss the benefits and risks of BYOD, and advise companies to have the proper security architecture that enables it to quickly support personal devices and provide access to data without increasing risks.