With the increased reliance and necessity of having mobile computing, it’s no wonder that a BYOD (Bring your Own Device) policy has become quite popular with many companies. The cost and inherent difficulty for IT departments to keep up with every technological shift has made employees yearn for their own devices.
From laptops to tablets to smart phones, it can be hugely beneficial for employees to be able to work on the device of their choosing. The familiarity, advanced technology, and accessibility of modern mobile devices are empowering employees to do their best work.
However not every aspect of a BYOD policy is a no brainer. Arguably the biggest drawback is the security risks that come along with employees using their own devices.