As well as the 3D printing revolution which we talked about in an earlier post, another trend we are seeing with companies both small and large is Bring Your Own Device or BYOD.

This is something that has gained popularity over the past years, for a number of reasons, including lower potential support costs, employees can use a device that they enjoy using or is more appropriate and more. The Wikipedia definition is below:

Bring your own device (BYOD) (also referred to as Bring your own technology (BYOT), Bring your own phone (BYOP), and Bring your own PC (BYOPC)) is a term that is frequently used to describe the policy of permitting employees to bring personally owned mobile devices (laptops, tablets, and smart phones) to their place of work and use those devices to access privileged company information and applications. The term is also used to describe the same practice applied to students using personally owned devices in education settings.

It is however, not all roses, and there are many implications to think about, not least the aspect of security! What do you think, are you doing this and is it something your company have looked at or looking at for 2013?

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