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What is BYOD?

Posted on by Kieran McGovern


Bring your own technology (aka BYOT: Bring your own technology) is becoming increasingly popular in the worlds of business and education. Employers and/or students are encouraged to use their personal devices to access company/school/college resources.

Does it work?

The idea is very appealing but there are potential security/safety issues. Sharing data across different operating systems can also be a technical headache - as this diagram suggests

Where is BYOD popular?

In the developed economies the take up is believed to be around 40%. But in the Middle East and the BRIC (Brazil, Russia etc) BYOD operates in more than 70% of businesses