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Bring Your Own Device - The mobile computing challenge by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

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14 DEBATE: BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE

BCS recently held a roundtable debate to discuss the security implications of the bring-your-own-device approach (BYOD). The debate was chaired by Brian Runciman MBCS, with Louise Bennett FBCS CITP, Chair of the BCS Security Community of Expertise, and Henry Tucker MBCS, Editor-in-Chief of ITNOW.

Why are organisations pursuing these sorts of policies now?

LB: I think they are pursuing them for three reasons. One is that staff like it because frequently they have better, more intuitive devices of their own at home than they are given at work. Second, because it can actually work out cheaper and thirdly for productivity reasons.

Do you think that an organisation that takes this sort of approach is more attractive ...

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