IT departments are currently challenged with implementing security procedures for personal devices. This is done to keep their networks safe from intrusion, and to protect company data from being stolen or lost.
In the recent past, not many people asked their company IT department to allow their devices to have access to the company network. It violated company security policies. That changed quite swiftly after the first iPad was released. This act opened the floodgates of personal devices in the workplace.
Smartphones and Tablets in the Workplace
Nearly 80% of white-collar workers in the US use their own tablet or smartphone for work, according to a Cisco Systems report quoted in Redmond Magazine. This report outlined the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend in business…