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Solange Deschatres | 23 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

BYOD vs CYOD.jpegThe last few years have been all about BYOD – or bring your own device – an IT revolution that freed employees from the shackles of dated or unsuitable hardware in favor of, well, whatever they wanted to use. The benefits are obvious: most employees have their own computers at home and know how to use them, so they can spend more time getting down to business and less time trying to work out why this application doesn’t have that feature.

But there are big drawbacks to BYOD as well, and most of them concern security. First there’s the fact that company data is leaving the premises every evening, and what happens to it off-site often has IT staff pulling their hair out. According to Osterman Research, 15% of employees...

Will Redfield | 24 Apr 2013 | 0 comments

SYM-2013VisionMobileSurvey-infographic-Rev-H-2013-04-24.jpgWhen it comes to mobile, BYOD is definitely here to stay. But, is it worth the risk?

This year at Symantec Vision we wanted to better understand our customers’ perceptions of how personally owned mobile devices are used in their organization.  To do this, we conducted a survey of 236 attendees asking how their company is addressing BYOD, including risks, challenges, polices, usage and management of mobile devices.

What we found is that while most organizations allow employees to use personal mobile devices for business purposes, they also accept that doing so will likely result in a mobile security incident. Survey...

Will Redfield | 27 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

In today’s environment, most companies are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their operations while keeping costs as low as possible. Technology is a great way to achieve that. However, some organizations make the mistake of introducing new technologies, without fully considering the effect they may have on the business. One potential risk is around mobility. Whether they are corporate- or employee-owned, letting employees work on smartphones and tablets can make them more productive. But we’re so busy looking at those benefits that we fail to notice what it’s costing us – and those costs are rising.

A survey by...