Is BYOD a 'Clear and Present Danger' to Small Business?

by Paul Mah

Tablets and smartphones at work can be a productivity boon but, if left unmanaged, the security threat is all too real. It's time for guidelines.

Nearly half of small business IT professionals aren’t sure how to best manage the flood of smartphones and tablets that are pouring in to the work place. The BYOD – bring your own device – trend poses security threats, and a recent study looks at how small business IT professionals are coping with the issue – or not. Paul Mah at ITBE discusses the study and what small business needs to know about BYOD.

BYOD, or bring your own device, is an inexorable force primarily driven by the plethora of smartphones and tablets making their place into the corporate workplace. More so than large enterprises, this trend is making itself felt on SMBs and SOHOs, given how these devices could serve as force-multipliers in smaller businesses with far fewer resources.

Read the complete article: Is It Time for SMBs to Implement Policies for BYOD?

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This article was originally published on Wednesday May 30th 2012
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