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BYOD Decreasing in Popularity

BYOD has proven challenging for many organizations, with up to 20% of current BYOD programs set to fail within 2 years. BYOD programs often fail because security standards are set too strictly, so employees are not following them. While at face value BYOD seems to offer employees freedom and choice, its implementation has often been either unmonitored or over-monitored. It’s a difficult balance for IT, and one made more difficult by the variety of devices and operating systems presented under a purely BYOD scenario.

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Mobile Devices Now First Choice in the UK

Millennials, the so-called “Digital Natives,” are the first generation to grow up with technology and, in 10 years, will account for 75% of the workforce. Millennials are already shifting the workplace, with smartphones glued to their sides and demands to work whenever and wherever they want. According to a new report in the UK, smartphones are now the preferred device for going online, overtaking laptops for the first time.

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Responsibility For Data Security is a Two-Way Street

When it comes to data, IT is tasked with the ever-increasing demands of users to do more, wherever and whenever they want, on any device. The demand to meet the needs of end-users has to be balanced with the need to protect data, and in this IT is often left with a difficult balancing act. Restrict data too much and employees will find a way to circumvent the rules. Give too much freedom and data remains unprotected.

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