The "bring your own device" phenomenon is reshaping the way IT is purchased, managed, delivered, and secured. And because it's part of the growing IT consumerization trend, IT leaders can't ignore it. Nor should you want to.
From something as simple as allowing workers to access corporate email on their personal smartphone to a full-blown program in which the company subsidizes the purchase of personal laptops, BYOD has the potential to increase worker productivity, create a more flexible working environment, and even reduce IT costs.
But, BYOD also bring significant challenges. IT must secure data on devices the company may not own. Help desks may need to support a larger selection of devices and operating systems than they currently do. And you may need to develop new policies and procedures for device procurement and management, application deployment, and data ownership.
We've pulled together some of the best BYOD content from across ZDNet and TechRepublic and from the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia and wrapped it all together into a convient ebook. This ebook is a free PDF download for registered ZDNet and TechRepublic members. (You may need to update some details before downloading.)