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CIO SOS: BYOD

An interesting and brief article on what CIOs should be doing related to BYOD.

ijcox.com

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has to be one of the most written about subjects in the history of corporate IT. Every day new articles are published about the benefits and risks associated with staff using their own devices at work, the need for detailed policies covering the use of personal equipment, how to manage security and support, device management, hidden costs and so on.

And there are regular warnings to CIOs and IT departments about the need to embrace and support BYOD or face being bypassed, becoming obsolete and ultimately facing extinction. Such warnings are of course alarmist, exaggerations designed to generate publicity for the author. But it is clear that CIOs have to do something both to facilitate the demand from their users (to the extent that it exists) and to protect their organisation’s data, applications and cost base. No wonder some CIOs are sending out distress calls…

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