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BYOD is here to stay

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At a software user group meeting, several attendees took notes on iPads. At the grocery store, one of the staff had an iPad, showing shoppers how to sign up for a paperless coupon program. More and more executives are using tablets at work. And workers in a range of other job functions bring personal smartphones and tablets to work. All of these parties would like the IT department to support their mobile devices.

Bring Your Own Device is the new modus operandi. IT executives should ask not about whether to allow such consumer devices into the organization, but how to implement a BYOD policy, and what that policy should address.

Author: Jill Barson Gilbert

Founder, President & CEO of Lexicon Systems, LLC, an independent management consulting firm in Houston, TX. Thought leader on environment, health & safety (EHS) and sustainability software. Trusted advisor on strategic planning and strategic marketing issues.

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