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Risks and rewards of using personal devices for work

  • Up to 47% of people in the SME industry now use their personal mobile devices for work purposes
  • Employees could inadvertently expose company data through use of personal devices
  • However, staff using their own devices at work could help boost efficiency and effectiveness
  • SME’s should consider enabling their workforce through a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy which seeks to minimise risk

Safeguarding their IT network is already a challenge for many companies. Add to this the trend for employees to use their own tablets and smartphones at work, and keeping your corporate network safe becomes a serious headache.

But, as long as employers follow careful steps, staff using their own devices at work could help boost efficiency and effectiveness and be something businesses should embrace, rather than fear.

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