SC Magazine wrote an article about some of the benefits and drawbacks of a BYOD (bring your own device) policy. Employees using their own devices for work used to be a rarity, but now that laptops and handheld devices are prolific, relatively inexpensive and powerful, they are becoming norm. Rather than attempt to supply devices to all employees and block all employee-owned devices from the network, a BYOD policy could be your solution.
There are both advantages and drawbacks to this kind of policy. In order for it to be feasible, employees must agree that lost or stolen devices can be remotely wiped (with software such as our Computrace and Computrace Mobile).
Advantages of a BYOD policy
Drawbacks of a BYOD policy
Rather than dismiss a BYOD policy because of the drawbacks, IT can develop a policy to help mitigate the risks. Our software, for example, can help you manage your security needs as well as your device management needs.