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3 Drivers and 3 Barriers to BYO Investing

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Barriers to BYO initiatives overwhelmingly come down to security. Until recently the beat of IT was "If we don't support it, we better not see it." But interacting with applications and data has become a big deal for security, turning the other cheek is not an acceptable response.

Already 76 percent of the global 1000 permit some form of BYO, finds Gartner.

In an approved BYOD world the challenge becomes corporate versus private, and how to have maintain an acceptable level of intrusion without interfering with family photos and music libraries. And how to satisfy IT that employees are not using DropBox when they shouldn't be, or stop a disgruntled employee from leaving with corporate information.

Despite corporate policies and best efforts to encourage secure behavior employees continue to use mobiles in ways that would give IT groups a heart attack. Data loss and malware introduction continue to haunt CIOs.

 

Becca Lipman is Senior Editor for Wall Street & Technology. She writes in-depth news articles with a focus on big data and compliance in the capital markets. She regularly meets with information technology leaders and innovators and writes about cloud computing, datacenters, ... View Full Bio

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Nathan Golia
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Nathan Golia,
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2/21/2014 | 3:47:55 AM
re: 3 Drivers and 3 Barriers to BYO Investing
Yet wouldn't it be awesome if UBM just gave us a budget and said buy whatever you want for work? You would probably spend a quarter of what I do, though, haha.
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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2/19/2014 | 3:21:10 PM
re: 3 Drivers and 3 Barriers to BYO Investing
I used to have a BlackBerry, they are great, and I truly mean that.
Becca L
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Becca L,
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2/19/2014 | 2:38:02 PM
re: 3 Drivers and 3 Barriers to BYO Investing
I agree. Having only ever head apple smartphones If someone handed me a Blackberry or Samsung right now it would take me days, possibly weeks, to really adjust.
Jonathan_Camhi
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Jonathan_Camhi,
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2/18/2014 | 7:44:39 PM
re: 3 Drivers and 3 Barriers to BYO Investing
I think there are a lot of employees out there who are so used to their personal devices that it would affect their productivity anyway if you made them use a different one.
Byurcan
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Byurcan,
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2/18/2014 | 3:04:14 PM
re: 3 Drivers and 3 Barriers to BYO Investing
Tech support seems to me to be the biggest barrier. IT departments probably don't want to be managing a multitude of employee devices, I'm sure it would make their life easier if all were using the same company-issued device. But, as you note, the employee has the expectation he or she will be able to use the device of their choice.
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